Outdated: Managing Certificates in Firefox 18

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 categories:

The picture below shows you how to access the Certificate Manager in Firefox 18:

Mozilla Firefox 18 - Manage Certificates
Mozilla Firefox 18 - Manage Certificate

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

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Visiting "https" Web Site with Chrome 24

 Outdated: Visiting an "https" Web Site with Firefox 18

Outdated: Managing Certificates in Firefox 18

 Outdated: Visiting "https" Web Site with Firefox 3

 Outdated: Managing Certificates in IE 9

 Outdated: Visiting "https" Web Site with IE 7


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