unable to import pkcs12 key pair that is not password protected

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Core
Security
UNCONFIRMED
6 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: mtb19@columbia.edu, Unassigned)

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13 Branch
x86
Mac OS X
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6 years ago
Save your key pair (e.g., from Keychain or wherever) as a .p12 file, but do not save it with a password (or save it with a blank password). Try to import that .p12 file into Thunderbird via Preferences -> Advanced -> Certificates -> View Certificates -> Certificate Manager -> Import...

It will fail with the error, "The PKCS #12 operation failed for unknown reasons."
Component: Preferences → Security
Product: Thunderbird → Core
Version: 13 → 13 Branch

Comment 1

5 years ago
I have the same problem, and it has to do with the existence of a password (or, rather no password).  I have a StartCOM SMIME certificate in Mac OS X keychain.  If I export it as P12 with a password, the import works.  If I export it as a P12 with no password, the import fails with the "unknown reasons" error.

Mac OS X 10.8.3, Keychain Access 7.0 (55121.4), Thunderbird 17.0.6.
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