HOWTO__Deploy a new certificate in Firefox

How to get certutil

http://straxus.javadevelopersjournal.com/creating_a_mozillafirefox_drag_and_drop_file_upload_script_p_1.htm

Where to get certutil

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/nspr/releases/v4.4.1/WINNT5.0_OPT.OBJ/ ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/security/nss/releases/NSS_3_10_RTM/WINNT4.0_OPT.OBJ/

What to do with NSPR and NSS after they're downloaded

Combine the contents of the "lib" directories and "bin" directories of both releases into one directory

How to use it to add a CA cert to an existing firefox profile

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/tools/certutil.html

Here is example batch code to do it in Windows XP

FOR /F "tokens=*" %%A IN ('dir /B %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles*.default') DO set FIREFOX_PROFILE_DIR=%%A
SET CERTDIR=%FIREFOX_PROFILE_DIR:\=/%
certutil.exe -A -n examplerootca -t "CT,C,C" -d "%CERTDIR%" -i examplerootca.crt

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  1. Jun 04, 2009

    Anonymous says:

    Thank you, incredibly helpful.

    Thank you, incredibly helpful.