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Old 10-18-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Post firefox, invalid security certificates.


Hi, in a rampant journey to be rid of any suspect security certificates I deleted all the certs, manually through firefox preferences dialog. (following weird firefox lockups)

I mistakenly thought they would be renewed and/or replaced automagically when web browsing required them.

So far, I was wrong, and have reinstalled firefox, but to no avail.

this seems to count most for https sessions, like with gmail.

I know I messed up, can anyone help me to re-establish those certificates?

Thank you, Glenn
 
Old 10-18-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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You can delete files "cert8.db" and "cert_override.txt" from your firefox profiles directory (~/.mozilla/firefox/*****/). But this way you also lost certificates accepted by your own. You will need to accept or import them again.
 
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:11 PM   #3
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Website certificates will get replaced when you visit a secure website. What you also deleted are all of the Certificate Authorities (CA certificates). If they are not replaced by reinstalling firefox, you can import the ones that you trust one at a time from here:

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/secu...erts/included/
 
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:50 AM   #4
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Thankyou very much, I've been really stupid/drunk...

This freed me,
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You can delete files "cert8.db" and "cert_override.txt" from your firefox profiles directory (~/.mozilla/firefox/*****/). But this way you also lost certificates accepted by your own. You will need to accept or import them again.
and this helped a lot too. I can read about them now...sheesh!
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Website certificates will get replaced when you visit a secure website. What you also deleted are all of the Certificate Authorities (CA certificates). If they are not replaced by reinstalling firefox, you can import the ones that you trust one at a time from here:

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/secu...erts/included/

This case is solved.

Cheers and regards Glenn
 
  


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