Eikonal Blog

2010.12.06

Problem with importing the client-side SSL certificate into Firefox

Filed under: infosec, it — Tags: , , , — sandokan65 @ 11:47

Browser version: Firefox 3.6.12 with numerous add-ons.

Take One: Miserable Failure

Open: Tool > Options > Advanced > Encryption (tab)

Open; View Certificates > Your Certificates

You should be on “Your Certificates” tab.

Press “Import” button.Browse to the directory where the certificate file is located. Choose it.

Following error message appears:

Take Two: Solution

A suggestion from some web discussion forum (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.0/+bug/198841) said that the “Torbutton” extension may be a cultprit.

First disable Torbutton. Open Tools > Add-ons > Extensions.

Browse down to Torbutton item

and choose “Disable”

Restart Firefox.

When it comes back, attemp to load the certificate. This time it succeeds, prompting you for the certificate’s password:

Enter the password and pres OK button.

The confirmation message is displayed:

And then the certificate is listed in the local certificate store:

One can look at the details of that certificate:


Related local content: Installing SSL certificates – https://eikonal.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/installing-ssl-certificates/.

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