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How to import root CA certificate

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Hello,

How can I import a root CA certificate to Firefox for Android? I tried uploading the certificate to a webserver and navigating to it with Firefox for Android, but it does not work, either it downloads the file or display its PEM text content, no import prompt.

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That is how it is supposed to work. Installing certs is done via the menu, if such an entry exists in the version of firefox at hand.

Existence of an appropriate menu entry may or may not be the case in any particular FireFox variant.

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n3m said

That is how it is supposed to work. Installing certs is done via the menu, if such an entry exists in the version of firefox at hand. Existence of an appropriate menu entry may or may not be the case in any particular FireFox variant.

I have Firefox Mobile v83.1.0 and can't find any option to add a trusted CA cert. I hope it is still possible in a way I haven't discovered yet.

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Hi Darxis

If you open the Android Settings app and search for Encryption and credentials, you will see the option you are looking for to install a certificate.

I hope that this helps.

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Seburo said

Hi Darxis If you open the Android Settings app and search for Encryption and credentials, you will see the option you are looking for to install a certificate. I hope that this helps.

I have already done this but this does not solve my issue. Unfortunately it seems that Firefox for Android has its own trusted CA certificates store and does not use the built-in Android one. Just like Firefox for Windows Desktop doesn't use the Windows built-in one and has its own.

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Hello,

I have the same problem. All my internal devices are equipped with a certificate generated by my own internal CA. Firefox doesn´t trust system certificates but also doesn´t provide any means to import a root certificate manually any more.

This sucks.

It had been working until the new Firefox version in ~August 2020. Among some other "features" now also using an internal CA doesn´t work anymore.

It really sucks and I don´t understand why such a decision has been made.

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