Tech, Gadgets, Photography, Social Media and Poor Spelling

Importing and exporting Firefox certificates from the command line

Firefox is able to manage certificates and keys, 
for example personal certificates and their corresponding private keys 
to authenticate to certain sites. Th$

You will need certutil and pk12util. On Fedora, both of these are in the nss-tools package.

First, determine the path to your Firefox user profile. On Linux systems, 
it usually looks like~/.mozilla/firefox/foo.default, where foo is some alphanumeri$

$ certutil -L -d ~/.mozilla/firefox/foo.default
You should get a pretty big list. Find the name of the one you're interested in and export it:

$ pk12util -d ~/.mozilla/firefox/foo.default 

           -o /path/to/export-file.p12 

           -n 'Some certificate that I want to export'
Once you're exported it, you can import by using -i instead of -o:

$ pk12util -d ~/.mozilla/firefox/foo.default -i /path/to/export-file.p12

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on April 13, 2011 by in regular and tagged , , , , , , , .
%d bloggers like this: