management.getPermissionWarningsByManifest()

When the user installs or upgrades an add-on, the browser may warn the user about any particularly powerful permissions that the add-on has requested. Not all permissions result in warnings, and this behavior is not standardised across browsers.
 

Given the text of a manifest.json file, this function returns the permission warnings that would be given for the resulting add-on, as an array of strings.

This API does not require the "management" API permission.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var gettingWarnings = browser.management.getPermissionWarningsByManifest(
  manifestString      // string
)

Parameters

manifestString
string. String containing the manifest file. This must be a valid manifest: for example, it must contain all the mandatory manifest keys.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with an array of strings, each of which contains the text of a permission warning.

Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge No support NoFirefox No support NoOpera Full support YesFirefox Android No support No

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Examples

Log the permission warnings for the given manifest file:

var manifest = {
  "manifest_version": 2,
  "name": "test",
  "version": "1.0",
  "permissions": ["management", "<all_urls>"]
}

var manifestString = JSON.stringify(manifest);

function gotWarnings(warnings) {
  console.log(warnings);
}

function gotError(error) {
  console.log(`Error: ${error}`);
}

var gettingWarnings = browser.management.getPermissionWarningsByManifest(manifestString);
gettingWarnings.then(gotWarnings, gotError);

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.management API. This documentation is derived from management.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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