When you click Start Capturing a dialog pops up asking for you password so firesheep-backend can have the system.privilege.admin right. After entering the password and clicking Ok you get an error that says "Run --fix-permissions first". I haven't been able to do this successfully.
OS X 10.6.4
I didn't get that with FF 3.6.11 on 10.6.4 instead for me it just didn't load
The only way i could get this to work is run firefox as root:
I have the same issue - same Firefox and OS X versions.
Hey - A few people have suggested that this error is caused by File Vault being enabled - are you all using that?
Yes, I am using FileVault
Whoops. I accidentally closed this and there doesn't seem to be a reopen.
Yes, I am using FileVault.
I am not using FileVault and I got it to work so maybe it is FileVault
A workaround is to move the extension directory from your user’s Firefox profile into the application directory (/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/extensions/).
Another workaround is running Firefox with another user through the terminal (I am running with root). You'll then have to reinstall the extension:
1) Start Firefox with another user
2) Install extension, close Firefox and restart as other user (e.g. sudo).
That fixed it for me
FYI, I am using the latest version of firefox and Mac OS X and have never used filevault, I still get the fix permissions error.
A temporary work around is to use it in the guest account.
You can also move the firesheep extension to the global Firefox extension directory: http://securitymusings.com/article/2240/firesheep-on-a-mac-running-filevault
Added Filevault workaround. Closed by a50e9fa.
Added Filevault workaround. Closes #9.