Closed Bug 425659 Opened 16 years ago Closed 16 years ago

add CA ROOT CAcert .


(CA Program :: CA Certificate Root Program, task)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: ikerc, Unassigned)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:1.9b4) Gecko/2008030714 Firefox/3.0b4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:1.9b4) Gecko/2008030714 Firefox/3.0b4

please add CaCert at root.

for more

About is a community driven, Certificate Authority that issues certificates to the public at large for free.

CAcert's goal is to promote awareness and education on computer security through the use of encryption, specifically with the X.509 family of standards. We have compiled a document base that has helpful hints and tips on setting up encryption with common software, and general information about Public Key Infrastructures (PKI).

For the enthusiast looking to dip their toe in the water, we have an easy way of obtaining certificates you can use with your email program. You can use these not only to encrypt, but to prove to your friends and family that your email really does come from you.

For administrators looking to protect the services they offer, we provide host and wild card certificates which you can issue almost immediately. Not only can you use these to protect websites, but also POP3, SMTP and IMAP connections, to list but a few. Unlike other certificate authorities, we don't limit the strength of the certificates, or the use of wild card certificates. Everyone should have the right to security and to protect their privacy, not just those looking to run ecommerce sites.

If you're extremely serious about encryption, you can join CAcert's Assurance Programme and Web of Trust. This allows you to have your identity verified to obtain added benefits, including longer length certificates and the ability to include your name on email certificates.

CAcert Inc. is a non-profit association, incorporated in New South Wales Australia.

More information about CAcert Incorporated:

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
4. Every Times ...
Keywords: verifyme
Closed: 16 years ago
Keywords: verifyme
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Denis,  By reading through bug 215243 you can see the full history of CACert's
attempt to be included in Mozilla's list of trusted CAs.  Mozilla established
a policy defining the rules and procedures for adding a CA to that list.
That policy is defined at

Among many other provisions, that policy requires that 
a) requests to be included must come from an official representative of the 
CA and not from third parties, and 
b) the CA must undergo and pass an audit to any of a small set of equivalent 
standards for CA operation.  

The conclusion of bug 215243 was/is that CACert was unable or unwilling to 
meet the audit requirement, and withdrew its request to be included, UNTIL
such time as it could meet the audit requirement.  

Now, if you are an official representative of CACert, and if CACert now 
believes it has met the audit requirement (has been audited and passed), 
then please say so in this bug, and then it will be appropriate to reopen 
this bug.  Otherwise, it will remain appropriate for this bug to be marked
as yet another duplicate of bug 215243.  
Component: Build Config → CA Certificates
Product: Firefox →
QA Contact: build.config → ca-certificates
Version: unspecified → other
no i don't,

i'm just an people who use this service.
Product: → NSS
Product: NSS → CA Program
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