Summary page extension warning

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rkmt

02 Jan, 2020 05:31 PM

I have been using the quote loader extension by Mike Bray with Moneydance, as it allows me to update Bitcoin and other crypto currency prices automatically each day. As far as I am aware the other verified extensions do not have this function yet.

The new extension warning red stripe on build 1899 on the summary page has only an 'Uninstall' button and no 'Allow' button if one wants to turn the warning off. (At least as far as I can see!) As it is a bit annoying to have the warning showing all the time on the summary page.I am wondering if it might be a good idea to give the user an over-ride control.

  1. 1 Posted by Dan P on 03 Jan, 2020 09:49 PM

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    I totally agree. After installing the latest release I was warned that the extension that I wrote is somehow unsafe. OK, it's not signed, but let me decide if it's unsafe.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Sean Reilly on 07 Jan, 2020 10:24 AM

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    Yes, I will be making that warning less pushy, especially in cases where you're running your own code.

    As for the quote loader extension, I've been working with the author and will be distributing a signed copy of it soon. Some of the other extensions upon which it depends are not possible to verify and I strongly recommend against using them until they are willing to have their code reviewed and not bypass our security mechanisms. We've got a bunch of improvements coming to security price updating and it'll be a nicer and less complicated process soon.

    Thanks,
    Sean

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    Sean Reilly
    Developer, The Infinite Kind
    https://infinitekind.com

  3. 3 Posted by rkmt on 07 Jan, 2020 12:23 PM

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    Thanks for the info, Sean. It is great that you are taking security so seriously and of course as a user I do not want anything installed that has potential for harm. I look forward to the improvements in security price updating you mention, I'm sure I am not alone in wanting to be able to get Bitcoin prices etc safely available for instance.
    As things stand, perhaps it would be possible for a user to mute the warning from the summary page for the current program session so it only appears one time at startup, or something similar. Just thinking out loud!
    Hopefully when the security price improvements you mention are implemented this will in any case become a non-issue :)

  4. 4 Posted by -Kevin N. on 07 Jan, 2020 02:38 PM

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    Hi rkmt,

    There is a workaround to hide the warning bar...
    https://infinitekind.tenderapp.com/discussions/moneydance-developme...

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  5. 5 Posted by rkmt on 07 Jan, 2020 07:18 PM

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    Thanks for your info, Kevin N. I shall give this a try :)

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