Mozilla Crypto Released for Windows, Linux!
Thursday March 9th, 2000
The first crypto-enabled builds of Mozilla have come online. Currently there are Windows and Linux builds available - a Mac version will be available soon. Enabled in these initial builds are SSL, the Security Advisor, and IMAPS. Signed mail and encrypted mail are not yet implemented.
To try out the PSM (Personal Security Manager), first you need to grab a special version of M14. There are Talkback and no-Talkback versions available for Windows, and Talkback and no-Talkback versions available for Linux. After you have installed this build, run Mozilla and browse to the PSM page at iPlanet. You can get details on the release, as well as any special instructions you may need (and instructions for Linux if you are building the M14 build from scratch). Scroll down the page, and you will see buttons to install the PSM version for your system. Clicking the button will start up the XPI installation routine, and the PSM will be downloaded and installed. After installation, close Mozilla and reopen to use the PSM. You should be able to visit secure websites now, and view the Security Advisor (available from the Tasks menu).
The source code for the PSM has not yet been released. We will let you know when it is.
#1 If you get an installation error -227 on Linux
Thursday March 9th, 2000 9:43 AM
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Just a bit of info in case this happens to anyone else:
I always install Mozilla on Linux as root and then run it under my own userid. When trying to install Netscape PSM (using the "Install PSM for Linux" button on the iPlanet PSM page) the installation failed with an error -227, because it couldn't write to the Mozilla directory.
The fix is simple: just make sure you have write permission to the directory containing the Mozilla binary; the install creates a new subdirectory "psm" in the Mozilla directory.