Firefox 57 - Enable U2F

I really love the new Firefox. I have the impression it runs much smoother, especially with some bloated sites. I also guess it won't take too long until webdesigners are making their websites even more bloaty, so that in some months from now we will be at the same time again.
Let's see how many new JS frameworks it will trigger 😉

Jokes aside, with Firefox 57 now disabling all legacy add-ons I was wondering, if U2F is finally supported. Turns out, it is, but you have first to enable it manually.

It's hidden in the about:config preferences. Search for webauth and enable the following options:

  • security.webauth.u2f
  • security.webauth.webauthn_enable_softtoken

Here you can see a Screenshot, in order to do so.


The Yubikey-demo page swollows the Yubikey - Seems to work!


Update - On Arch Linux it was not working out of the box. I had to follow the instructions from https://michaelheap.com/yubikey-on-arch/

1. Enable udev rules for Yubikey

2.Install U2F modules

Enjoy!

Iceland: Camping Card Locations

Note: The CampingCard locations for 2018 are here.

For our Iceland trip in Summer we had decided to go camping and purchase the camping card. The camping card offers a large number of possibilities across whole Iceland for a reasonable price. Since Iceland is comparably expensive, this might be a real consideration for most of travellers that want to go camping.

Although the page offers a good overview of all camping places, I wanted to have them offline on my mobile phone. Thus I wrote a small python script to extract the data form the website and extract it as GPX track, that I could easily import into OsmAnd (the app I use for navigation and maps)


The GPX files and the Python-Script I created to generate the files are hosted on GitHub. Checkout the 2017 release or go to the GPX file directly.