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    nsILoginManagerCrypto

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    1.0
    28
    Introduced
    Gecko 2.0
    Inherits from: nsISupports Last changed in Gecko 2.0 (Firefox 4 / Thunderbird 3.3 / SeaMonkey 2.1)

    Method overview

    AString decrypt(in AString cipherText);
    AString encrypt(in AString plainText);

    Attributes

    Attribute Type Description
    isLoggedIn boolean Current login state of the token used for encryption. If the user is not logged in, performing a crypto operation will result in a master password prompt. Read only.
    uiBusy boolean true when a master password prompt is being displayed. Read only.

    Methods

    decrypt()

    Decrypts the specified string, returning the plain text value.

    Can throw if the user cancels entry of their master password, or if the cipherText value can not be successfully decrypted (for example, if it was encrypted with some other key).

    AString decrypt(
      in AString cipherText
    );
    
    Parameters
    cipherText
    The string to be decrypted.
    Return value

     The decrypted string.

    encrypt()

    Encrypts the specified string, returning the ciphertext value.

    Note: The current implemention of this inferface simply uses NSS/PSM's "Secret Decoder Ring" service. It is not recommended for general purpose encryption/decryption.

    Can throw if the user cancels entry of their master password.

    AString encrypt(
      in AString plainText
    );
    
    Parameters
    plainText
    The string to be encrypted.
    Return value

    The encrypted string.

    Document Tags and Contributors

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    Last updated by: Sheppy,