What permissions does Firefox Private Network request?
Firefox Private Network requires the following permissions:
- BrowserSettings: to disable FTP when the proxy is on. Secure-Proxy is unable to send FTP traffic through the proxy, and, for security reasons, we have decided to disable this protocol.
- CaptivePortal: to control when the network has a captive portal
- Identity: this controls the user authentication flow that allows you to log in. It’s needed to obtain the tokens to be sent to the proxy server.
- Idle: secure-proxy does a few operations when the browser is in idle state.
- Proxy: The most important permission! This is needed to configure the proxy.
- Storage: the extension saves the current tokens and the user information in an internal storage.
- Tabs: this permission is needed in order to open new tabs (for the survey and for the onboarding page).
- webRequest & webRequestBlocking: this permission allows Firefox Private Network to check the status of the webRequest and detect when something goes wrong.
- <all_urls>: The proxy settings are set for each request.
- Privacy: This is required to support WebRTC
- Telemetry: this is requested to obtain telemetry data about the network state and the user interaction.