Cannot open Preferences or View Page Info after accepting a self-sign certificate permanently



Core Graveyard
Security: UI
15 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: Kent Tong, Assigned: Stephane Saux)


1.0 Branch
Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130

After accepting a self-sign certificate permanently in the browser and
viewing the root CA certificate in Preferences | Security, I can no
longer open Preferences or View Page Info (on any page). The browser
simply hangs when I try to do so.

I am not sure if it matters. When I viewed the root CA certificates,
I closed the Preferences window first and then close the "certificate
manager" (not sure if this is the right name).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open browser or Mozilla mail.
2. choose Edit | Preferences.

Actual Results:  
It hangs.

Expected Results:  
Open the Preferences window.

Comment 1

15 years ago
Can you provide a copy of the self-sign certificate in question, and how you
made it / found it?
-> PSM
Assignee: mstoltz → ssaux
Component: Security: General → Client Library
Product: Browser → PSM
QA Contact: carosendahl → junruh
Version: Trunk → unspecified

Comment 3

15 years ago
Something else to try would be to upgrade to 1.3b, in a new dirctory of course.
Version: unspecified → 2.4

Comment 4

15 years ago
I don't have the self-sign certificate any more because I have
replaced it with a real certificate. The only copy left is
the one stored some where by Mozilla.

I use openssl to create the key and the self-sign certificate:
1. openssl genrsa -out file.key 1024
2. openssl req -new -key file.key -x509 -out file.crt

As far as I can tell, Mozilla imported this certificate just
fine and I could (once) see it listed as a trusted root CA 
certificate and expanded the cert to see its details.

Comment 5

15 years ago
WFM. I followed the steps in comment #4, and didn't run into any problems.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 6

15 years ago
Possibly related bugs:

bug 204883 
bug 196147 [this one]
bug 205124

caused by bug 191524?


13 years ago
Component: Security: UI → Security: UI
Product: PSM → Core


10 years ago
Version: psm2.4 → 1.0 Branch
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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