Q1. What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
Browser extensions are pushed automatically e.g. to Chrome and Firefox. The new version may no longer be compatible with the Passbolt API.
After the extension update of 8th August 2019 was pushed Passbolt stopped working on Chrome then a few hours later on Firefox. Passwords became inaccessible and nothing was copied to the paste buffer.
The previous version was pulled from Git in June.
Unfortunately I didn’t collect any detailed logs as I urgently needed to get things running again for another project.
Q2 - Who is impacted?
All users of our own Passbolt server were impacted.
Q3 - Why is it important and/or urgent?
Sudden loss of access to passwords can seriously disrupt mission-critical operations at our company.
Q4 - What is your proposed solution? (optional)
At a minimum some warning should appear in the browser indicating that the Passbolt API now needs to be updated to be compatible with the new browser extension.