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Depending on the circumstance you may need to import a Certificate into your Firefox browser. Code Signing, Email, and Admin/Digictal ID certificates can be imported into Firefox’s certificate stores to allow users access to websites or enable users to use Mozilla based software where certificates are necessary to perform a function. This article provides step-by-step instructions for installing your certificate in Mozilla Firefox for Windows.

Digital ID Files generally have a PFX or P12 extension and contain the public key file (certificate) and the associated private key file. We will assume that you already have a PFX or P12 Digital ID Certificate file and it has been moved to or already resides on your Windows system in question. This file format also has a passphrase associated with it. If you do not know your password for this pfx/p12 file then you will need to figure it out, or go back to the source where the pfx/p12 certificate file was generated. Do the needful and Re-export, generate a new password, etc..  what ever is needed.

To import a Certificate into your Mozilla Firefox browser perform the following. 

Step 1: Importing your certificate. 

  1. Open Firefox, and click the menu icon in the upper right corner.
  2. Click on Options.
  3. Within options click on Privacy & Security.
  4. Scroll down to Security and click on View Certificates.
  5. In the Certificate Manager window click Import.
  6. Specify and Open to the location and path of your pfx/p12 certificate file.
  7. Enter the password that is associated with your pfx/p12 file and click OK.
  8. If entered correctly your Digital ID Certificate should no be imported into Firefox and ready to be used to access websites, or perform other functions as necessary.

Congrats you have imported your Digital ID Certificate into your Mozilla Firefox browser.


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