Browser.pkcs11 undefined

(Stevennobile) #1

Greetings. I am trying to create a web extension that will determine if there is a card in the card reader. I have a simple extension set up to just test run. When I run the web page I am getting browser.pkcs11 undefined. I have a PKCS11 Module created in my firefox call “TAA ActivClient Module”. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here is my simple manifest.json

  "manifest_version": 2,
  "name": "CACListener",
  "version": "1.0",

  "description": "Adds a polling Listener to the carder reader slot",

    "48": "icons/border-48.png"
     	"matches": ["*://*/taa/*"],
      	"js": ["CACListener.js"]

Here is the code that is failing:

	if (!navigator.appName.toUpperCase().substring(0, 9) == "MICROSOFT");
		<b>var getting = browser.pkcs11.getModuleSlots("TAA ActivClient Module");</b>
		if(lastStatus != currentStatus)
			(currentStatus.equalsIgnoreCase("Inserted") ? onSmartCardInsert() : onSmartCardRemove() );
		setTimeout(checkReaderStatus, 1000);

(Martin Giger) #2

Is the code that’s failing in the content script? Because I don’t see a background script or similar declared. If yes, you’ll have to move that bit of code to the background or similar. See also

Further, code posted on here is much more readable if wrapped in a code block (the </> button, or ``` markdown code blocks).

(Stevennobile) #3

OK - So I can’t access the pkcs11 api from a content_script but I can from a backgroud script. Got that. No I need to play around with a combination with messaging.