cert8.db not copying from \browser\defaults\profile to user's profile.
I hope that someone may be able to help?
I am currently working on deploying Firefox 50 in an enterprise environment. I have a few SSL Certificates that are required to be used. These are the steps I've taken so far:
- Generated the cert8.db with a sample profile
- Copied the cert8.db into C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browser\defaults\profile
- Created new profile... profile loaded the correct cert8.db
I then found the cert_override.txt file (needed for a self signed cert) and copied it to the same directory, deleted profile and created another one. The problem is this time it didn't copy the file over...
I re-installed Firefox and deleted profiles many times I now cannot get the new profiles to copy files from \browser\defaults\profile anymore... Has anyone experiencing anything like this, or have any ideas on how to resolve...
It's worth noting that if I manually copy these files into the Firefox profile after generation the certs work as expected.
Without going into details, I think some things have changed for Firefox 46 and/or 50 - maybe you should take a look at these 2 articles to get a better picture:
As for unexpected things such as particular profile changes not being picked up when restarting: reinstalling Firefox will probably not do any trick, but it may help to switch to another profile first, and then back (some caching may be involved).
Does that help?