Using your digital signature in Mozilla Firefox for Windows

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Before you proceed you must do

  • IMPORTANT WHEN USING THE PRODICTS OF MOZILLA!!!: When you use Mozilla prodsucts you must know, that it uses direct access to smart cards. When we install succesfully certificates in Mozilla Firefox or Thunderbird , WE MUST NOT delete them from there, because that way we will delete them from the smart card along the public and private keys!

The prefered way to configure Firefox and Thunderbird is through InfoNotary Configurator for Mozilla. After the extension is installed everything will be configured If you prefer to do it manually follow the steps:

Install Infonotary certificate chain

You can find Infonotary root certificates in the Installation CD in folder “certificates” or on the web site INotaryCertChain.p12.

Start Mozilla Firefox. From Tools choose Options.


Choose the tab Advanced, подраздел Security, as it shown and click on View Certificates.


From here the process is analogical for all Mozilla applications.

Click the Import button and specify the path to the setup file of the certification chain - INotaryCertChain.p12


Leave the field blank and click OK.


Upon successful installation of the certification chain message appears:


Newly installed certificates can be found in section "Authorities":


In Mozilla for every certificate of a Certification Authority (CA) the user must choose a level of trust. This is done by selecting the certificate and clicking on Edit Trust. The easiest way to do this setting for the certificate " 'InfoNotary CSP Root'" select three possible options. This will make all the InfoNotary trusted certificates for all operations. If you want, you can specify only the required level of confidence. In this case, you must do the following:


  • for certificate „i-Notary TrustPath Validated E-mail CA” check „This certificate can identify mail users”.
  • for certificate „i-Notary Personal Q Sign CA” check „This certificate can identify mail users”.
  • for certificate „i-Notary Company Q Sign CA” check „This certificate can identify mail users”.
  • for certificate „i-Notary TrustPath Validated Domain CA” check „This certificate can identify web sites”.
  • for certificate „i-Notary TrustPath CodeSign CA” check „This certificate can identify software makers”.

Settings for the first three certificates will allow you to check the signature on a letter signed by a certificate of InfoNotary. Settings Personal Q Sign CA and Company Q Sign CA certificates will also allow you to log into websites with your certificate. Setting the fourth statement "i-Notary TrustPath Validated Domain CA" is to allow your browser to know the certificates of the servers that use certificates InfoNotary. Last certificate is to validate correct signatures on software InfoNotary.

Install software security module

In order to use you digital certificate with Mozilla based applications like Firefox, Thunderbird etc., you must register PKCS#11 module, for your smart card. It is nessesary to install the drivers for the smart card before that.

Start Mozilla Firefox. From Tools choose Options.


Choose tab Advanced, then Security, as it is shown on the picture and click Security Devices.


From here the procedure is analogical for all Mozilla applications.

To add a new device, select the Load


Change the name of the module (Module Name), as desired.


Select PKCS # 11 library corresponding to your smart card.

Siemens for this file is C:\WINDOWS\system32\siecap11.dll, for Charismathics is C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmP11.dll, and for Bit4id is C:\WINDOWS\system32\bit4ipki.dll. In case you use unoficial 64 bits version of Firefox or Thunderbird for Windows and Charismathics smart card PKCS#11 library is C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmP1164.dll.

If you have selected the correct module will come confirmation dialog similar to the following:

Install Windows - Mozilla Firefox Options - 10.png

Choose OK to the confirmation of the operation of addition of the module.

Install Windows - Mozilla Firefox Options - 11.png

After you click OK, your smart card will appear in the list of available devices.