Cryptography Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples
∟Using Certificates in Firefox
∟Managing Certificates in Certificate Stores
This section provides a tutorial example on how to access and manage certificates pre-installed Firefox 18.
In the previous tutorial, I learned how to view the certificate from the server, while contacting
an https (SSL) Web server. Now I want to know how to access pre-installed certificates in Firefox.
1. Run Firefox 18, and go to the "Tools" > "Options..." menu. The Options dialog box shows up.
2. Click the "Advanced" icon, then click the "Encryption" tab.
Encryption options shows up:
[x] Use SSL 3.0 [x] Use TSL 1.0
When a server requests my personal certificates:
( ) Select one automatically (.) Ask me every time
3. Click the "View Certificates" button.
The Certificate Manager dialog box shows up.
4. Go to the Authorities tab.
5. Select "VeriSign Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority",
and click "View" button.
The Certificate Viewer dialog box shows up.
Now we know that Firefox 18 does have pre-installed certificates.
If you click other tabs, you will see some other certificates in different
The picture below shows you how to access the Certificate Manager in Firefox 18:
Last update: 2013.
Table of Contents
About This Book
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 (Internet Explorer)
►Using Certificates in Firefox
Visiting a "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
Using Certificates in Google Chrome
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