How to Import a Certificate into Firefox

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 […]

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What Do The Details of a Digital Certificate Mean?

There is a lot of information that gets added to a digital certificate. The information within these fields under the details of a digital certificate state the parameters from its issuance. Some of these fields are just informational, but sometimes an application can be built around these specific fields. With the standards of the security industry always changing these attributes may change at anytime to comply with CAB Forum requirements. To see the details of a digital certificate just click on the Details tab. Below is a brief run down of each field displayed on a Digital certificate and what them mean. Version: This field describes the version of the encoded certificate. For SSL certificates, the x509 version is 3 […]

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How To Export A Certificate From Firefox.

Depending on the circumstance you may need to export a certificate that has been installed in your browser. Code Signing and Mail Signing certificates purchased from a Certificate Authority (CA) usually use browsers to generate the keypair and install the certificate on the browser. After which you can then export the certificate, and distribute it to whoever or apply it to your signing application that requires it. We will assume that you have successful installed/picked-up or already have a certificate in your Firefox browser. To export/backup your certificate from your Firefox browser perform the following. Step 1:  Exporting your certificate from Firefox: In the upper right of your Firefox browser click  Click Options. In the left pain click Advanced. Under Advanced click […]

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