I recently installed a digital id/certificate from verisign and was wondering if there is a way to view the certificate location on my computer. I installed it according to their instructions through firefox and can view it in firefox (options->options->advanced->encryption->view certificates). Is there anyway to find out the location of the certificate on my local HD? I am trying to use the digital certificate in outlook and thunderbird and need the location of certificate. Is this possible or should I just backup the certificate and use that location?


I don't know the exactly location of certificate on HD but you can Backup them to at your desired place and access them easily.

Just go to Tools>Options>Advanced>Encryption>View Cerificate and click on that button. Now Certificate Manager window will appear and select the certificate you want to make backup and click on Backup button and save the certificate at your desired place.

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  • Exporting is indeed the best option. The "Backup" function exports to a PKCS#12 file, which all programs, including Outlook, can import. On the other hand, pointing Outlook directly to the internal store used by Firefox will not work at all, since the certificates are stored in a NSS database which Outlook cannot use. – grawity Sep 4 '11 at 10:31
  • But is it good to call the Backup to Export button? – avirk Sep 4 '11 at 10:51
  • Cool. I will export/back up the certificate – Ben Sep 4 '11 at 19:14
  • Is there anyway to determine the internal source location that firefox uses just for curiosity/my info and not to use it with my mail clients? – Ben Sep 4 '11 at 19:18
  • As noted early by grawity, mail clients like Outlook won't use FF's certstore. If you want it to be ignored by your mail client, you'll want to post it as a separate question. Include the mail client in question and your OS/OS version. – surfasb Sep 4 '11 at 20:12

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