Closed Bug 1585904 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

[Certificate Viewer] The same certificate is opened in different tabs


(Firefox :: Security, enhancement, P3)

71 Branch



Firefox 73
Tracking Status
firefox71 --- wontfix
firefox72 --- wontfix
firefox73 --- verified


(Reporter: cbaica, Assigned: carolina.jimenez.g)


(Blocks 2 open bugs)



(1 file)

[Affected platforms]:

  • win 10
  • macOS 10.14
  • ubuntu 18.04

[Steps to reproduce]:

  1. Launch Firefox.
  2. Navigate to about:preferences#privacy, scroll down to the Certificates section.
  3. Click View Certificates button.
  4. Select the first certificate and click the 'View...' button.
  5. Switch back to the about:preferences tab, and click the 'View...' button again, for the same certificate.

[Expected result]:

  • The user is redirected to the already open tab of that certificate.

[Actual result]:

  • A new about:certificate tab is opened.

[Regression range]:

  • This is not a regression

[Additional notes]:

  • This issue occurs if the about:certificate page is opened from the page information panel of the a website.

Changing to enhancement, as I don't think this situation will come up terribly often.

Type: defect → enhancement
Priority: -- → P3
Assignee: nobody → carolina.jimenez.g
Pushed by
Avoids opening the same certificate in multiple tabs each time.r=johannh,nhnt11
Backout by
Backed out changeset e9d1379c65f5 for browser-chrome failures on browser_pageinfo_security.

I'll take a look asap

Flags: needinfo?(carolina.jimenez.g)

When I run those tests locally they pass (I think they failed just in windows?), I'm not sure what may be wrong with these changes.
Johann, can you give me any insights on how to solve this issues please?

Flags: needinfo?(jhofmann)

The test log shows TypeError: window.switchToTabHavingURI is not a function on viewCert@chrome://browser/content/pageinfo/security.js:42:14, you probably need to use Services.wm.getMostRecentWindow("navigator:browser"); to get the actual browser window (as opposed to the pageinfo window) here as well.

Flags: needinfo?(jhofmann)

Thank you! I got lost on the test log but now I know where to read

Pushed by
Avoids opening the same certificate in multiple tabs each time.r=johannh,nhnt11
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 73

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Reproduced the initial issue using Release version 72.0.1 (Build id: 20200107212822).
Verified - Fixed in latest Nightly build 74.0a1 (Build id: 20200108215606) and latest Beta 73.0b2 (Build id: 20200107212705) using Windows 10, Mac OS 10.14 and Ubuntu 18.04.

Flags: qe-verify+
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