Org.eclipse.higgins.hbx

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The org.eclipse.higgins.hbx is a Firefox extension written in Javascript. It uses a thin-client, web-based architecture relying on a hosted I-Card Manager Web Application and I-Card Service for "back end" support.

When the Higgins Embedded-Selector Extension for Firefox is installed and when your browser lands on a Relying Party (RP) site that is i-card enabled, it an i-card selector user interface pops up in a separate Firefox window. It presents you with a set of i-cards that match the RP site's policy.

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Details

  • Status: available since Higgins 1.0M4
  • Language: Javascript and XUL
  • Packaging: Firefox add-on. Requires Firefox 1.5.x or 2.x running on Windows, OSX, or Linux

Installation

Tips And Tricks

  • How to force Firefox to run the Setup Wizard when Firefox starts up
    • Type about:config in Firefox address bar and hit enter
    • Filter the list on word "higgins"
    • Right click on "higgins.wizard.next.start" and click reset
    • Restart Firefox
  • By default Firefox is configured to restore previous session only on crash or after installing updates. You can configure Firefox to restore previous session always with the below settings
    • Type about:config in Firefox address bar and hit enter
    • Filter the list on word "browser.startup"
    • Right click on "browser.startup.page" and modify value to 3
    • Also you can install Session Manager add-on

Status

  • This browser extension has been developed for Higgins 1.0.0. We plan only minor fixes and improvements as we are looking at alternative architectures for Higgins 1.1
  • Has been tested on WinXP, Linux and OSX

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