Exporting Certificates Out of Firefox

This section provides a tutorial example on how to export a certificate from Firefox into a certificate file in DER and PEM formats.

In previous tutorial, we learned how to access certificates pre-installed in Firefox. Now let's see if we can export a certificate out of Firefox.

1. Repeat steps listed in the previous tutorial until you see the Certificate Manager dialog box.

2. Go to the Authorities tab and select "VeriSign Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority".

3. Click "Export" button. The Save Certificate To File dialog box shows up. The "Save as type" field supports these certificate file types with "X.509 Certificate (PEM)(*.crt;*.pem)" as the default:

X.509 Certificate (PEM)(*.crt;*.pem)
X.509 Certificate with chain (PEM)(*.crt;*.pem)
X.509 Certificate (DER)(*.der)
X.509 Certificate (PKCS#7)(*.p7c)
X.509 Certificate with chain (PKCS#7)(*.p7c)

4. Enter a file name: \verisign3.crt, and click the "Save" button. The selected certificate will be exported into the specified file.

In the next tutorial, we will view the contents of the certificate from "VeriSign Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority" stored in a PEM file, \verisign3.crt.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Cryptography Terminology

 Cryptography Basic Concepts

 Introduction to AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)

 Introduction to DES Algorithm

 DES Algorithm - Illustrated with Java Programs

 DES Algorithm Java Implementation

 DES Algorithm - Java Implementation in JDK JCE

 DES Encryption Operation Modes

 DES in Stream Cipher Modes

 PHP Implementation of DES - mcrypt

 Blowfish - 8-Byte Block Cipher

 Secret Key Generation and Management

 Cipher - Secret Key Encryption and Decryption

 Introduction of RSA Algorithm

 RSA Implementation using java.math.BigInteger Class

 Introduction of DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm)

 Java Default Implementation of DSA

 Private key and Public Key Pair Generation

 PKCS#8/X.509 Private/Public Encoding Standards

 Cipher - Public Key Encryption and Decryption

 MD5 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 SHA1 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 OpenSSL Introduction and Installation

 OpenSSL Generating and Managing RSA Keys

 OpenSSL Managing Certificates

 OpenSSL Generating and Signing CSR

 OpenSSL Validating Certificate Path

 "keytool" and "keystore" from JDK

 "OpenSSL" Signing CSR Generated by "keytool"

 Migrating Keys from "keystore" to "OpenSSL" Key Files

 Certificate X.509 Standard and DER/PEM Formats

 Migrating Keys from "OpenSSL" Key Files to "keystore"

 Using Certificates in IE

 Using Certificates in Google Chrome

Using Certificates in Firefox

 Visiting an "https" Web Site with Firefox

 Viewing Certificate Details

 Managing Certificates in Certificate Stores

Exporting Certificates Out of Firefox

 OpenSSL Viewing Certificates Exported from Firefox

 Importing CA Certificate into Firefox

 Importing Certificate Path into Firefox

 Outdated Tutorials


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