SSLPersonas changes Firefox's theme according to the security status of the currently opened web site. It uses Lightweight Themes that ship with the add-on.
There are currently 5 different modes (ordered by security level starting with the most secure):
- Extended Validation: A green theme appears whenever a site uses a valid certificate that includes additional information about the owner
- Standard Validation: A blue theme is shown whenever site use standard certificates. Secure - no more, no less.
- Certificate Warnings: Some web sites generally use SSL encrypted connections, but request some unencrypted content. Whenever this is the case, a purple theme is presented to the user.
- Unencrypted Connection: Web sites that use the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), trigger a white theme. A lot of websites do not have certificates, so you will see this quite often. Since these sites are easily eavesdropped, you can also choose to view the Red Theme in the options.
- Normal window: Firefox's default theme is used for content that is neither loaded via HTTP nor HTTPS, e.g. through the file:// protocol.
Your feedback is welcome!
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Thanks to: Max Emanuel Maurer, Alexander De Luca, Martin Esche, Ralf ;)
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