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Intermediate certification authorities chain fails

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After importing RootCA FireFox still can not load a web page signed by intermediate certification authorities.

Root CA certificate: http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/971D3486FC1E8E6315F7C6F2E12967C724342214.crt

Web Site: https://id.rcsc.lt/

Certificate Chain should look like:

RootCa

PolicyCA
  IssuingCA
    id.rcsc.lt


I have tried IE and Opera and both working fine and detecting certificate chain. Only need to import RootCA cert to establish trust

Why FireFox does not work as expected?

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A web server needs to send the full chain of intermediate certificates.
Importing the root certificate is not enough.
If the server doesn't send the certificate then you need to install (import) that intermediate certificate as well.

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So how then IE and Opera receive full certificate chain? And why FireFox does not receive it?

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I think I got why IE and Opera works fine

Inside IssuingCA certificate there is a link to upper CA certificate:

[Authority Information Access] OCSP: URI: http://ocsp.rcsc.lt/ocspresponder.rcsc CA Issuers: URI: http://csp.rcsc.lt/aia/VI%20Registru%20Centras%20RCSC%20(PolicyCA)(2).crt

IE and Opera retrieve PolicyCA certificate and then the same way retrieve RootCA certificate. That how they verify trust

The question remains: why FireFox can't do the same?

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Still same in FF5