Viewing Pre-Installed Certificates in Mozilla Firefox

This section provides a tutorial example on how to view pre-installed certificates in Mozilla Firefox. View certificate button is on the Encryption tab of the Advanced option page.

After reviewing the HTTPS server certificate provided by the remote Web server, I want to know how to access pre-installed root CA certificates in Mozilla Firefox.

1. Run Mozilla Firefox, click the menu icon, then select "Options". The preferences page shows up.

2. Click the "Security" icon on the left, then scroll down to the "Certificates" section.

3. Click the "View Certificates" button. The Certificate Manager dialog box shows up.

4. Click the "Authorities" tab. A list of pre-installed trusted root CA certificates shows up.

5. Double-click "VeriSign Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority - G5" The "Certificate Viewer" dialog box shows up.

Now I know to view Mozilla Firefox 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 Mozilla Firefox to view pre-installed certificates:

Manage Root CA Certificates - Mozilla Firefox
Manage Root CA Certificates in Mozilla Firefox

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox

 Visiting "https" Website with Mozilla Firefox

 Viewing Server Certificate in Mozilla Firefox

 Server Certificate General Information

 Viewing Server Certificate Path in Mozilla Firefox

 Exporting Server Certificate to File in Mozilla Firefox

Viewing Pre-Installed Certificates in Mozilla Firefox

 Listing of Trusted Root CA in Mozilla Firefox

 Exporting Certificate to File from Mozilla Firefox

 Deleting Root CA Certificates from Mozilla Firefox

 Mozilla Firefox Displaying Certificate Error Page

 Adding Security Exception in Mozilla Firefox

 Failing to Import Root CA Certificates to Mozilla Firefox

 Certificate Trust Settings in Mozilla Firefox

 HTTPS with Microsoft Edge

 Using HTTPS with Apple Safari

 HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)

 Android and Server Certificate

 iPhone and Server Certificate

 Windows Certificate Stores and Console

 RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and Server Certificate

 macOS Certificate Stores and Keychain Access

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Comodo Free Personal Certificate

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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