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Automate Firefox Addon Publishing

If you’re like me, you always want to speed up aspects of your life especially routine tasks. I’ll be doing this in Python but you can easily convert the code to a language of your choice.

Prerequisites

We’re going to be using the Firefox Add-ons API to upload your add-on so you will need some API keys. You can get your API keys from here.  Place the pair of API keys into a .env file like so:

jwt-issuer=string
jwt-secret=string

Third Party Libraries

After you do that, you will need to install some necessary modules (add to requirements.txt): pip install requests PyJWT After installing these two modules, copy the snippet at the bottom of the article.

Modifying the Script

GUID: include the ‘{’ and ‘}’ into the string if applicable addon_files: a list of source files of the add-on (relative path