Sensor Installation

Currently the Weaklayer Sensor must be built from source and installed from a local directory as an "unpacked extension".

Please see the Weaklayer Sensor source repository for instructions on how to compile the Weaklayer Sensor. Once you have done this, you should have a directory containing the contents of an "unpacked" Weaklayer Sensor browser extension. The instructions for installing an unpacked extension depend on the browser.


For Firefox, their developer edition browser is required. Follow these steps:

  1. Enter about:debugging into the address bar of Firefox Developer Edition.
  2. Click "This Firefox".
  3. Click "Load Temporary Add-on..."
  4. Navigate to the unpacked extension folder and click on the manifest.json file.
  5. Click "Open"

Chrome and Edge

Chrome and Edge require developer mode be enabled for unpacked extensions. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on "Extensions"
  3. Ensure "Developer mode" is toggled on
  4. Click "Load Unpacked"
  5. Select the unpacked extension folder
  6. Click "Open"