Bug 470105 - Certificate verified for "email recipient certificate" unclear
Certificate verified for "email recipient certificate" unclear
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xulrunner (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
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Reported: 2008-11-05 14:40 EST by Suzanne Hillman
Modified: 2011-10-20 08:31 EDT (History)
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Description Suzanne Hillman 2008-11-05 14:40:51 EST
Description of problem:
Certificate verified for "email recipient certificate" unclear. What does this mean? Is it for encrypting? The other one is for signing, so I'm guessing so, but... huh?

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. View certs on a formatted and enrolled card.
2. Click "Your Certificates", and click the first one (may not always be first?)
3. Click 'View'
Actual results:
Says that it's verified for Email Recipient Certificate. 

Expected results:
Should be more clear about what it's used for and thus verified for.

Additional info:
Probably a regression, but not sure.
Comment 1 Jack Magne 2008-11-05 16:36:22 EST
Since we are re-using the functionality from the xulrunner engine for much of this feature, the message you are seeing is being provided by xulrunner, not esc specifically.
Comment 3 Chandrasekar Kannan 2009-08-05 16:11:38 EDT
per smart card login team bug council, changing component to xulrunner and targeting rhel 5.5
Comment 4 Kai Engert (:kaie) 2009-08-06 23:49:17 EDT
A screenshot would be helpful, as I currently don't have a working enrolled smartcard.

Jack, is this user interface "exactly" as provided by xulrunner (psm), or does ESC use a modified version of the user interface?

We usually don't change any user interface strings of firefox/xulrunner in our own copy of firefox software, because of the localization issues. It's too difficult to have our own modified UI. Should this be a string provided by core xulrunner, the right place to report the issue and to work on improvements would be bugzilla.mozilla.org, core security UI. The bug report should include a proposal for better wording.

But I don't see the text
  Certificate verified for "email recipient certificate"

When I use Firefox and click on my own personal cert I get:

  This certificate has been verified for the following uses:
  - Email signer certificate
  - Email recipient certificate

which seems very clear to me.
Comment 5 Kai Engert (:kaie) 2009-08-06 23:49:58 EDT
Should this indeed require a change in core xulrunner, then the target rhel 5.5 is not realistic.
Comment 6 Kai Engert (:kaie) 2009-08-06 23:51:48 EDT
Jack, please see my comments above. (I saw you had commented earlier and assumed you are on cc list, but just noticed you arent.)
Comment 10 Martin Stransky 2011-10-20 08:31:42 EDT
Hm, the bug seems to be dead now. Please reopen if you have requested info.

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