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Re: [opensuse] Failed to backup certificate from Firefox
  • From: Vojtěch Zeisek <vojtech.zeisek@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:26:46 +0100
  • Message-id: <5608911.U1yfEjJGFG@veles>
Dne Út 21. ledna 2014 15:44:20, Wolfgang Rosenauer napsal(a):
Am 21.01.2014 15:07, schrieb Vojtěch Zeisek:
I generated S/MIME certificates for e-mails using it installs certificates to the browser. I have
to export it from the browser and then import to mail client. I use
Firefox 26 (openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4.12). When I try to export the
certificate, I get an error "Failed to create the PKCS #12 backup file
for unknown reasons.“ As only hint I found how to avoid this problem [1]
was to restart FF in safe mode (without addons). It didn't help me, I
still get same error. Does anyone have same problem? Any idea how to
solve it? As StartSSL authenticates users with certificate (which I can't
export), I can't use another browser.
Thanks in advance,

I cannot reproduce the issue. I can export my StartSSL cert w/o any
issues from within Firefox.
Anyway there is another way to get it on command line:

- install mozilla-nss-tools
- find the nickname of your cert using
certutil -d ~/.mozilla/firefox/YOUR_PROFILE -L
- export the cert as P12 with
pk12util -o cert.p12 -n "NICKNAME" -d ~/.mozilla/firefox/YOUR_PROFILE

Thank You, it works great!


All the best,

Vojtěch Zeisek

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