Open Bug 290787 Opened 16 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Describe how to use client certificates for authentication


(Thunderbird :: Help Documentation, enhancement)

Not set


(Not tracked)


(Reporter: hauser, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Whiteboard: [support])

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3

From what I see, this is only possible in firefox for the web, but apparently
not yet for smtp/pop/imap. If so, describe the needed steps to get there from an
implementation roadmap point of view.

see also: Bug 28200 and Bug 286581

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
some people are already attempting to use this feature (still uncertain that the
parts already existing in the library shared with firefox are already usable for
thunderbird) Bug 288195 and Bug 257182
hopefully more than the mail servers mentioned in the referenced bugs will soon
support this (e.g. Apache James
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Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
being able to use client certificates is still a worthwhile enhancement
Resolution: EXPIRED → ---
apparently, it is semi-working as per Bug 322145 and Bug 327001 
My understanding is that this is more some documentation needed. Moving to Help documentation. Ralf anything you would point at while reading the Help wiki ?
Assignee: dveditz → nobody
Component: Security → Help Documentation
QA Contact: thunderbird → help-documentation
Ralf seems to be gone from Thunderbird bugs.
Whiteboard: [support]
no, I am still here and interested, I just don't have the answer how it works...
Ever confirmed: true
Blocks: clientauth

I have not seen any requests in a support situation in the past 5 years on this topic. Do we really need to document it?

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