To import a digital certificate using Mozilla Firefox, follow the below instructions:
- Click the “Tools” menu at the top of Firefox.
- Click “Options”.
- Depending on the version of Firefox you are using, you will either have icons on the left side or on the top of the “Options” window.
- Click the “Advanced” icon.
- Open the “Certificate Manager” window.
- If your icons are on the top of the “Options” window, click the “Security” tab and then click “View Certificates”.
- If your icons are on the left side, look for “Certificates” in the main part of the “Options” window. Under the “Certificates” heading, click “Manage Certificates”.
- Click the “Import” button.
- Locate the back-up file you wish to import, click on it and click “Open”.
- If you have more than one security device available, then a “Choose Token Dialog” window will open. Select the correct device to import the certificate to. In most cases, this will be the “Software Security Device”.
- If a “master password” had already been created in Firefox, then it will prompt for that password. Otherwise, it will prompt you to create a new one. Enter in the “master password” for Firefox.
- The “Password Entry Dialog” window will prompt for the password that was used when the file was created (during the export / backup process).
- It should show “Successfully restored your security certificate(s) and private key(s)”. Click “OK”.
You may test the digital certificate on the IdenTrust website at: www.identrust.com/test