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WebExt Deploy

The ultimate automation tool for deploying to multiple extension stores simultaneously!

Made by avi12

Supported stores:

Core packages used

Installing

npm i -D web-ext-deploy
# or
pnpm i -D web-ext-deploy
# or
yarn add -D web-ext-deploy

or install globally

npm i -g web-ext-deploy
# or
pnpm i -g web-ext-deploy
# or
yarn global add web-ext-deploy

Deployment to Chrome Web Store: follow this guide.

Usage

1. Obtain the relevant cookie(s) of the publisher's account:

Disclaimer: I do NOT take any responsibility for leaked cookies or credentials.

  • Firefox: sessionid
  • Opera: sessionid, csrftoken
  • Edge: .AspNet.Cookies

If you have a hard time obtaining the cookie(s), you can run:

web-ext-deploy --get-cookies=firefox edge opera

Note that for the Chrome Web Store, you'll use the Chrome Web Store Publish API.

2. Decide how to access the info

.env files method

Use the .env snippet(s) relevant to your extension.
Include each one in your root directory.
Make sure to have *.env in your .gitignore
Note that if you used the aforementioned --get-cookies, it automatically added the .env listing(s) to it.

To use the .env files, in the CLI:

web-ext-deploy --env

Additional arguments for the .env mode:

  • --verbose boolean?
    If specified, the steps of every store will be logged to the console.

  • --zip string?
    If specified, it will be used for every .env that the ZIP is not specified.

  • --firefox-changelog string?
    If specified and firefox.env exists, it will be used to provide changelog for the Firefox users.
    New lines (\n) are supported.

  • --firefox-dev-changelog string?
    If specified and firefox.env exists, it will be used to provide changelog for the Firefox Add-ons reviewers.
    New lines (\n) are supported.

  • --edge-dev-changelog string?
    If specified and edge.env exists, it will be used to provide changelog for the Edge Add-ons reviewers.
    New lines (\n) are supported.

  • --opera-changelog string?
    If specified and opera.env exists, it will be used to provide changelog for the Opera users.
    New lines (\n) are supported.

Notes:

  • Chrome Web Store:

    • REFRESH_TOKEN, CLIENT_ID, CLIENT_SECRET - follow this guide.
    • EXT_ID - Get it from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/EXT_ID, e.g. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fcphghnknhkimeagdglkljinmpbagone
  • Firefox Add-ons store:

    • EXT_ID - Get it from https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/EXT_ID
    • ZIP - The relative path to the ZIP. You can use {version}, which will be replaced by the version entry from your package.json
    • ZIP_SOURCE - Optional. The relative path to the ZIP that contains the source code of your extension, if applicable.
  • Edge Add-ons store:

    • EXT_ID - Get it from https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/dashboard/microsoftedge/EXT_ID
    • ZIP - You can use {version}
    • Due to the way the Edge dashboard works, when an extension is being reviewed or its review has just been canceled, it will take about a minute until a cancellation will cause its state to change from "In review" to "In draft", after which the new version can be submitted.
      Therefore, expect for longer wait times if you run the tool on an extension you had just published/canceled.
  • Opera Add-ons store:

    • PACKAGE_ID - Get it from https://addons.opera.com/developer/package/PACKAGE_ID
    • ZIP - You can use {version}
    • Source code inspection:
      The Opera Add-ons reviewers require inspecting your extension's source code.
      This can be done by doing one of the following:
      • Uploading the ZIP that contains the source code to a public folder on a storage service (e.g. Google Drive).
      • Making the extension's code open source on a platform like GitHub, with clear instructions on the README.md, and then linking to its repository.
  • The keys are case-insensitive, as they will be camel-cased anyway.

Possible .env files

chrome.env

REFRESH_TOKEN="RefreshToken"
CLIENT_ID="ClientID"
CLIENT_SECRET="ClientSecret"
ZIP="dist/some-zip-v{version}.zip"
EXT_ID="ExtensionID"

firefox.env

sessionid="sessionid_value"
ZIP="dist/some-zip-v{version}.zip"
ZIP_SOURCE="dist/some-zip-source-v{version}.zip"
EXT_ID="ExtensionID"

edge.env

cookie=".AspNet.Cookies_value"
ZIP="dist/some-zip-v{version}.zip"
EXT_ID="ExtensionID"

opera.env

sessionid="sessionid_value"
csrftoken="csrftoken_value"
ZIP="dist/some-zip-v{version}.zip"
PACKAGE_ID=123456

CLI arguments method

Use it only if your extension's code will not be published.

web-ext-deploy --chrome-zip="some-zip-v{version}.zip" --chrome-ext-id="ExtensionID" --firefox-zip="some-zip-v{version}.zip" --firefox-ext-id="ExtensionID"

CLI API

Stores:

Options:

  • --verbose boolean?
    If specified, the steps of every store will be logged to the console.

  • --zip string?
    If specified, it will be used for every store that the zip is not specified.
    For example, in

    web-ext-deploy --zip="zip-v{version}.zip" --chrome-refresh-token="refreshToken" --firefox-sessionid="sessionid_value" --edge-zip="some-zip-v{version}.zip"
    

    the zip-v{version}.zip will be used for the Chrome Web Store version and the Firefox Add-ons version.

Chrome Web Store CLI

  • --chrome-ext-id string
    Get it from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/EXT_ID, e.g. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fcphghnknhkimeagdglkljinmpbagone
  • --chrome-refresh-token string
    The refreshToken you have registered.
  • --chrome-client-id string
    The client ID you have registered.
  • --chrome-client-secret string
    The client secret you have registered.
  • --chrome-zip string
    The relative path to the ZIP from the root.
    You can use {version} in the ZIP filename, which will be replaced by the version in package.json

To get your --chrome-refresh-token, --chrome-client-id and --chrome-client-secret, follow this guide.
Example:

web-ext-deploy --chrome-ext-id="ExtensionID" --chrome-refresh-token="RefreshToken" --chrome-client-id="ClientID" --chrome-client-secret="ClientSecret" --chrome-zip="some-zip-v{version}.zip"

Firefox Add-ons CLI

  • --firefox-ext-id string
    The extension ID from the store URL, e.g. https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/EXT_ID
  • --firefox-sessionid string
    The value of the sessionid cookie, which will be used to log in to the publisher's account.
    If you have a hard time getting its value, run:
    web-ext-deploy --get-cookies=firefox
    
  • --firefox-zip string
    The relative path to the ZIP from the root.
    You can use {version} in the ZIP filename, which will be replaced by the version entry from your package.json
  • --firefox-zip-source string?
    The relative path to the ZIP that contains the source code of your extension, if applicable.
    You can use {version} as well.
    Note that if your extension's source code is required to be seen by the review team, you do not want to store the command with the package.
  • --firefox-changelog string?
    The changes made in this version compared to the previous one. The Firefox users will see this.
    You can use \n for new lines.
  • --firefox-dev-changelog string?
    The technical changes made in this version, which will be seen by the Firefox Add-ons reviewers.
    You can use \n for new lines.

Example:

web-ext-deploy --firefox-ext-id="ExtensionID" --firefox-sessionid="sessionid_value" --firefox-zip="dist/some-zip-v{version}.zip" --firefox-changelog="Changelog\nWith line breaks" --firefox-dev-changelog="Changelog for reviewers\nWith line breaks"

Edge Add-ons CLI

  • --edge-ext-id string
    The extension ID from the Edge Add-ons Dashboard, e.g. https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/dashboard/microsoftedge/EXT_ID
  • --edge-cookie string
    The value of the cookie .AspNet.Cookies, which will be used to log in to the publisher's account.
  • --edge-zip string
    The path to the ZIP from the root.
    You can use {version} in the ZIP filename, which will be replaced by the version entry in package.json
  • --edge-dev-changelog string?
    The technical changes made in this version, which will be seen by the Edge Add-ons reviewers.
    You can use \n for new lines.

Example:

web-ext-deploy --edge-ext-id="ExtensionID" --edge-cookie=".AspNet.Cookies value" --edge-zip="dist/some-zip-v{version}.zip" --edge-dev-changelog="Changelog for reviewers\nWith line breaks"

Note:
Due to the way the Edge dashboard works, when an extension is being reviewed or its review has just been canceled, it will take about a minute until a cancellation will cause its state to change from "In review" to "In draft", after which the new version can be submitted.
Therefore, expect for longer wait times if you run the tool on an extension you had just published/canceled.

Opera Add-ons CLI

  • --opera-package-id number
    The extension ID from the Opera Add-ons Dashboard, e.g. https://addons.opera.com/developer/package/PACKAGE_ID
  • --opera-sessionid string
    The value of the cookie sessionid, which will be used to log in to the publisher's account.
  • --opera-csrftoken string
    The value of the cookie csrftoken, which will be used to upload the ZIP.
  • --opera-zip string
    The relative path to the ZIP from the root.
    You can use {version} in the ZIP filename, which will be replaced by the version entry in package.json
  • --opera-changelog string?
    The changes made in this version, which will be seen by the Opera Add-ons reviewers.
    You can use \n for new lines.

Example:

web-ext-deploy --opera-package-id=123456 --opera-sessionid="sessionid_value" --opera-csrftoken="csrftoken_value" --opera-zip="dist/some-zip-v{version}.zip" --opera-changelog="Changelog\nWith line breaks"

Notes:

  • Source code inspection:
    The Opera Add-ons reviewers require inspecting your extension's source code.
    This can be done by doing one of the following:

    • Uploading the ZIP that contains the source code to a public folder on a storage service (e.g. Google Drive)
    • Making the extension's code open source on a platform like GitHub, with clear instructions on the README.md, and then linking to its repository.

    Note that you do not want to store the command with your extension package, as the review team will have access to your precious cookies.

Node.js API method

ESM / TypeScript

import { deployChrome, deployFirefox, deployEdge, deployOpera } from "web-ext-deploy";

CommonJS

const { deployChrome, deployFirefox, deployEdge, deployOpera } = require("web-ext-deploy");

Node.js API

Chrome Web Store API

deployChrome object
Options:

  • extId string
    Get it from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/EXT_ID, e.g. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fcphghnknhkimeagdglkljinmpbagone
  • refreshToken string
    The refresh token.
  • clientId string
    The client ID.
  • clientSecret string
    The client secret.
  • zip string
    The relative path from the root to the ZIP.
    You can use {version} to use the version entry from your package.json
  • verbose boolean?
    If true, it will be logged to the console when the uploading has begun.

To get your refreshToken, clientId, and clientSecret, follow this guide.
Returns Promise<true> or throws an exception.

Firefox Add-ons API

deployFirefox object
Options:

  • extId string
    Get it from https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/EXT_ID
  • sessionid string
    The value of the cookie sessionid, which will be used to log in to the publisher's account.
    If you have a hard time obtaining it, you can run:
web-ext-deploy --get-cookies=firefox
  • zip string
    The relative path from the root to the ZIP.
    You can use {version} in the ZIP filename, which will be replaced by the version entry from your package.json
  • zipSource string?
    The relative path from the root to the ZIP that contains the source code of your extension, if applicable.
    You can use {version} as well.
    Note that if your extension's source code is required to be seen by the review team, you do not want to store the deployment script with the package.
  • changelog string?
    The changes made in this version, compared to the previous one, which will be seen by the Firefox users.
    I recommend providing the changelog via --firefox-changelog, so it stays dynamic.
  • devChangelog string?
    The technical changes made in this version, compared to the previous one, which will be visible only to the Firefox Add-ons reviewers.
    I recommend providing the changelog via --firefox-dev-changelog, so it stays up to date.
  • verbose boolean?
    If true, every step of uploading to the Firefox Add-ons will be logged to the console.

Returns Promise<true> or throws an exception.

Edge Add-ons API

deployEdge object
Options:

  • extId string
    Get it from https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/dashboard/microsoftedge/EXT_ID
  • cookie string
    The value of the cookie .AspNet.Cookies, which will be used to log in to the publisher's account.
    If you have a hard time obtaining it, you can run:
web-ext-deploy --get-cookies=edge
  • zip string
    The relative path from the root to the ZIP.
    You can use {version} in the ZIP filename, which will be replaced by the version entry from your package.json
  • devChangelog string?
    The technical changes made in this version, compared to the previous one, which will be visible only to the Edge Add-ons reviewers.
    I recommend providing the changelog via --edge-dev-changelog, so it stays up to date.
  • verbose boolean?
    If true, every step of uploading to the Edge Add-ons will be logged to the console.

Returns Promise<true> or throws an exception.

Note:
Due to the way the Edge dashboard works, when an extension is being reviewed or its review has just been canceled, it will take about a minute until a cancellation will cause its state to change from "In review" to "In draft", after which the new version can be submitted.
Therefore, expect for longer wait times if you run the tool on an extension you had just published/canceled.

Opera Add-ons API

deployOpera object
Options:

  • packageId number
    The package ID of the extension from the store dashboard, e.g. https://addons.opera.com/developer/package/PACKAGE_ID
  • sessionid string
    The value of the cookie sessionid, which will be used to log in to the publisher's account.
  • csrftoken string
    The value of the cookie csrftoken, which will be used to upload the ZIP.
  • zip string
    The relative path from the root to the ZIP.
    You can use {version} in the ZIP filename, which will be replaced by the version entry from your package.json
  • changelog string?
    The changes made in this version, compared to the previous one, which will be seen by the Opera users.
    I recommend providing the changelog via --opera-changelog, so it stays up to date.
  • verbose boolean?
    If true, every step of uploading to the Opera Add-ons will be logged to the console.

If you have a hard time obtaining the values of the cookies sessionid and csrftoken, you can run:

web-ext-deploy --get-cookies=opera

Returns Promise<true> or throws an exception.

Notes:

  • Source code inspection:
    The Opera Add-ons reviewers require inspecting your extension's source code.
    This can be done by doing one of the following:

    • Uploading the ZIP that contains the source code to a public folder on a storage service (e.g. Google Drive)
    • Making the extension's code open source on a platform like GitHub, with clear instructions on the README.md, and then linking to its repository.

    Note that you do not want to store the deployment script with your extension package, as the review team will have access to your precious cookies.
    If you'll open-source the extension on GitHub, you can exclude the deployment script by listing it in .gitignore

Examples:

import { deployChrome, deployFirefox, deployEdge, deployOpera } from "web-ext-deploy";

deployChrome({
  extId: "EXT_ID",
  refreshToken: "refreshToken",
  clientId: "clientId",
  clientSecret: "clientSecret",
  zip: "dist/some-zip-v{version}.zip",
  verbose: false
}).catch(console.error);

deployFirefox({
  extId: "EXT_ID",
  sessionid: "sessionid_value",
  zip: "dist/some-zip-v{version}.zip",
  zipSource: "dist/zip-source-v{version}.zip",
  changelog: "Some changes",
  devChangelog: "Changes for reviewers",
  verbose: false
}).catch(console.error);

deployEdge({
  extId: "EXT_ID",
  cookie: ".AspNet.Cookies value",
  zip: "dist/some-zip-v{version}.zip",
  devChangelog: "Changes for reviewers",
  verbose: false
}).catch(console.error);

deployOpera({
  packageId: 123456,
  sessionid: "sessionid_value",
  csrftoken: "csrftoken_value",
  zip: "dist/some-zip-v{version}.zip",
  changelog: "Some changes",
  verbose: false
}).catch(console.error);

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