Cryptography Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v5.40, by Dr. Herong Yang
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.
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