PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples
∟Using HTTPS with Firefox 3
∟Exporting Server Certificate to File in Firefox 3
This section provides a tutorial example on how to export an HTTPS server certificate to a certificate file in PEM (Privacy Enhanced Mail) format.
In previous tutorials, I learned how to view an HTTPS server certificate and its certificate path.
Now I want to learn how to save a server certificate to a certificate file.
1. Run Firefox 3 and go to https://login.yahoo.com.
2. Click the lock icon at bottom right corner of the browser window.
The Page Info dialog box shows up.
3. Click the "View Certificate" button.
The Certificate Viewer dialog box shows up.
4. Click the "Details" tab and click the "Export..." button.
The "Save Certificate To File" dialog box shows up.
5. Select "X.509 Certificate (PEM)" in the "Save as type" field.
Enter "\temp\yahoo_pem.crt" as the file name.
6. Click the "Save" button.
The "login.yahoo.com" certificate will be exported into the specified file.
Certificate file types supported by Firefox 3 are:
X.509 Certificate (PEM)
X.509 Certificate with chain (PEM)
X.509 Certificate (DER)
X.509 Certificate (PKCS#7)
X.509 Certificate with chain (PKCS#7)
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)
Using HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer) 8
►Using HTTPS with Firefox 3
Visiting "https" Web Site with Firefox 3
Viewing Server Certificate Details in Firefox 3
Viewing Server Certificate Path in Firefox 3
►Exporting Server Certificate to File in Firefox 3
Viewing Pre-Installed Certificates in Firefox 3
Listing of Trusted Root CA in Firefox 3
Exporting Certificate to File from Firefox 3
Deleting Root CA Certificates from Firefox 3
Firefox 3 Displaying Certificate Error Page
Adding Security Exception in Firefox 3
Failing to Import Root CA Certificates to Firefox 3
Certificate Trust Settings in Firefox 3
Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers
PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers
Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers
Certificate Stores and Certificate Console
.NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers
CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates
PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates
Digital Signature - Microsoft Word 2007
Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3
S/MIME and Email Security
PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology
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