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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001379Main CAcert Websitepublic2018-11-01 21:00
Reporterrubo77 Assigned ToBenBE  
Status needs review & testingResolutionopen 
PlatformMain CAcert WebsiteOSN/AOS Versionstable
Summary0001379: add hint how to install certificate in your email client
DescriptionFor many users it is not obious how to install a generated cert in Thunderbird, because there is no link to get a p12 file
Steps To Reproduceclick on the link to see your certificate for a certain email:[your id here]
Additional InformationThere are only three links:

    Installieren des Zertifikats in Ihrem Browser
    Download des Zertifikats im PEM-Format
    Download des Zertifikats im DER-Format

but no explanation how to retrieve the needed p12 file for Thunderbird.

Please add one line after

    Install the certificate into your browser


    (and export it for your e-mail client afterwards)

I edited the page in github here:
TagsNo tags attached.
Reviewed byBenBE
Test Instructionssee below



2015-04-10 17:08

reporter   ~0005375

Pull Request:


2015-04-28 19:30

updater   ~0005379

As there are collections about how to work with certificats in the Wiki for different browsers and with different approaches, I think it would make a lot more sense to place a link to the wiki instead then to describe it in the software.

Additionally this would be more or less a handbook for OTHER software projects. If those other projects change how they handle certificates we would have to change our software just to maintain a handbook for them, not because the software itselfe would have to be adapted.


2015-06-17 19:46

updater   ~0005408

Last edited: 2015-06-17 19:47

After the discussion in the software telco about the text I created a fix and push it to


2015-06-23 19:41

updater   ~0005410

Last edited: 2015-06-23 20:11

Test instructions:
1. If you are not logged in the menue should show a menue entry funding with a link to the current funding projects.
2. After the creation of a client certificate the final page should show text about how to find information to install your certificate with a link to the wiki.
3. On the same page there should be a link to the funding page
4. The donations page should show an entry for funding with a link to the funding page.


2015-06-23 20:13

updater   ~0005412

Last edited: 2015-06-23 20:48

Changes can be reviewed at:

Or in the CAcert local repository viewer:;a=commitdiff;h=be0e5e013cc61d9d17dd59b72e8287aa37eb8190;a=commitdiff;h=059e68aa69c443a5eb574b3bbac2be9dc95038e9;a=commitdiff;h=3db97e4e1734de5e04b52ad5158e5aed0915ac4e


2015-06-23 20:28

updater   ~0005413

When I was not logged in, the menue contained a link to a funding page. When I clicked the link, I got the funding page opened in a new window.
-> ok
I logged into an account and created a new client certificate.
When the process was finished, I got a page that contained a link to installing information for the certificate in the wiki and a another link about some funding (both contained/"hidden" in the text - I did not find it on first glance)

When I tried the Wiki-Link, the according wiki page was opend in the SAME window.
There was no direct possiblity to get back to the final-certificate-creation-page, using the "back"-option of the browser got me back to the start of the certificate creation process
-> not optimal

I completed another certificate completion process.
When I tried the Funding-Link the funding page was opened in the SAME window.
There was no direct possiblity to get back to the final-certificate-creation-page, using the "back"-option of the browser got me back to the start of the certificate creation process
-> not optimal

It would be a lot better to have both links opened in a new page as it is when one is not logged in. This is especially true as one would miss the other information about the certificate and the other link.

This is not tragic as one can find the same information and page by going going to "view certificate" and clicking at the specific certificate that one had just created. However this may be disturbing and unintuitive for new users.

-> ok but not optimal


2015-06-23 20:46

updater   ~0005414

The change request for opening the links in a new window has been applied to the bug branch and ported to the testserver.


2015-06-23 20:49

updater   ~0005415

I created a new certificate and saw again the text with the two links.

Both links opened a new window with the according content (see last test done by me).
-> ok

When not logged in there is no change to above test.
-> ok

=> OK


2015-07-13 22:45

reporter   ~0005419

Te link to the Wiki is correct. But on that wiki page there is missing a hint, that you have to import the certificate into your email client after you exported it to your local drive


2018-11-01 21:00

administrator   ~0005635

I just rebased the bug-1379 to the current release branch. So, we could continue work on this issue...

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-04-10 17:07 rubo77 New Issue
2015-04-10 17:08 rubo77 Note Added: 0005375
2015-04-28 19:30 Eva Note Added: 0005379
2015-05-09 08:36 BenBE Project Community Portal ( => Main CAcert Website
2015-06-17 19:46 INOPIAE Note Added: 0005408
2015-06-17 19:46 INOPIAE Assigned To => BenBE
2015-06-17 19:46 INOPIAE Status new => fix available
2015-06-17 19:47 INOPIAE Note Edited: 0005408
2015-06-23 19:41 INOPIAE Note Added: 0005410
2015-06-23 19:41 INOPIAE Test Instructions => see below
2015-06-23 19:41 INOPIAE Category General =>
2015-06-23 20:10 BenBE Status fix available => needs review & testing
2015-06-23 20:11 INOPIAE Note Edited: 0005410
2015-06-23 20:13 BenBE Reviewed by => BenBE
2015-06-23 20:13 BenBE Note Added: 0005412
2015-06-23 20:28 Eva Note Added: 0005413
2015-06-23 20:46 BenBE Note Added: 0005414
2015-06-23 20:48 BenBE Note Edited: 0005412
2015-06-23 20:49 Eva Note Added: 0005415
2015-07-13 22:45 rubo77 Note Added: 0005419
2018-11-01 21:00 Ted Note Added: 0005635