Firefox: How to import CA certificates¶
The following sections will guide you through all necessary steps to import the certificates of the EDIT WP 5.7 Certification Authority
Once you have successfully installed the certificates of the EDIT WP 5.7 RootCA and the EDIT WP 5.7 ServerCA*, you should never see error messages like *Secure Connection failed or Connection is untrusted when accessing EDIT web sites using certificates issued by the EDIT WP 5.7 Certification Authority
Note: You MUST proceed the following steps for BOTH certificates.
Step 1: Download certificates¶
Before starting the certificate installation procedure, you will need to store the certificate files on your computer. Please, download the files from both following links:
Step 2: Select the certificate file to be imported¶
Open your Firefox Browser
For Windows users: Select the entry Options from the Tools menu
For Linux users: Select the entry Options from the EDIT menu
Select the menu item Advanced
Select the tab Encryption
Push the button View Certificates
Select the tab Authorities
Push the button Import
Note: Be sure that you have selected the tab Authorities first !
Go to the directory where you saved the downloaded certificate files
Select the file EDIT-WP5.7-cacert.pem or EDIT-WP5.7-ServerCA-cacert.pem respectively.
Step 2: Verify the CA certificate¶
Before you import an EDIT CA certificate, you MUST be sure you can trust it. This can be done by examining the CA certificate fingerprints and compare them with the fingerprints published by the EDIT WP 5.7 Certification Authority
- Push the button View
- Compare the SHA1 and/or MD5 fingerprint with the relating fingerprints published by EDIT WP 5.7 Certification Authority for EDIT WP 5.7 RootCA or EDIT WP 5.7 ServerCA respectively.
- Use a second browser window and open EDIT WP 5.7 Certification Authority to see the fingerprints
- Go back to the windows Certificate Viewer and push the button Close
Step 3: Confirm the import of the CA certificate¶
Note: Proceed only, if the fingerprints are identical. Otherwise, inform the firstname.lastname@example.org EDIT Support Team immediately !
Mark the entry "Trust this CA to identify web sites"
Push the button OK
Step 4: Import the second CA certificate¶
You will need to import both CA certificate files, in order to have installed the full certificate chain into the browser. The browser needs the chain to successfully verify the identity of a web server presenting a web server certificate issued by the EDIT WP 5.7 Certification Authority
- Repeat step 2 and 3, but select the second certificate file (EDIT-WP5.7-ServerCA-cacert.pem or EDIT-WP5.7-cacert.pem respectively)
Step 5: Check the existence of both CA certificates¶
Be sure, that the tab Authorities is always selected
Look for the term European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT) within the list of certificates
If you can see both EDIT CA certificates below the term mentioned above, everything is OK
Otherwise, repeat carefully steps 1-4 or contact the email@example.com EDIT Support Team