No description, website, or topics provided.
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.


Extracting Mozilla's Root Certificates

When people need a list of root certificates, they often turn to Mozilla's. However, Mozilla doesn't produce a nice list of PEM encoded certificate, rather they keep them in a form which is convenient for NSS to build from:

Several people have written quick scripts to try and convert this into PEM format, but they often miss something critical: some certificates are explicitly distrusted. These include the DigiNotar certificates and the misissued COMODO certificates. If you don't parse the trust records from the NSS data file, then you end up trusting these!

So this is a tool that I wrote for converting the NSS file to PEM format which is also aware of the trust records. It can be built with Go1. See, but don't pass "-u release" when fetching the repository.

Once you have Go installed please do the following:

% curl -o certdata.txt
% go run convert_mozilla_certdata.go >