Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 999078
NSS provide ECC smime functionality
Last modified: 2013-11-04 10:34:33 EST
Description of problem:
Currently NSS does not have SMIME support for ECC certificates. Having this support would allow the creation of SMIME encrypted and signed emails using products such as Thunderbird.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to create a signed and encrypted email in TBird with an ECC cert
The process will fail, most notably when trying to select a suitable ECC certificate for encryption.
We should be able to create signed and encrypted emails with TBird or other NSS supported email clients. Especially support for ECC smart cards is desirable.
Currently there exists a collection of 3rd party community patches that suports this functionality. I have myself tested these and gotten themt o work. I imagine the thrust of this bug would be to review and deploy some combination of these patches.
Marking as a duplicate of bug 752980 which should have fixed this issue - although we no longer ship Thunderbird in RHEL 7, support for this would have to be confirmed using NSS command line utilities, or the evolution mail client.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 752980 ***