[tbb-bugs] #15797 [Tor Browser]: Add some explanation of certificate storage being disabled

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#15797: Add some explanation of certificate storage being disabled
     Reporter:  supermario   |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:  tbb-usability
Actual Points:               |  Parent ID:
       Points:               |
Changes (by gk):

 * keywords:   => tbb-usability
 * cc: gk (added)
 * version:  Tor: =>


 Replying to [ticket:15797 supermario]:
 > In Tor Browser 4.0.8 (windows) I was unable to import certificates until
 I changed preference security.nocertdb to false (#13366).  I tried the
 directions in #13353 but disabling private browsing mode didn't work to
 enable the certificate storage.

 Did you restart the browser? I ask because this step is crucial.

 > There is no warning that certificate storage is disabled. When you add a
 certificate nothing happens. Also when you view a site with an
 unrecognized certificate the 'Confirm Security Exception' button does

 Hrm... This might be a different bug. #13366 should have solved this if
 you allow writing things to disk. Is this wrong? Anyway, I am not so happy
 with just showing a message. I think we should allow users to import
 certificates without the need for them to do preference enabling/disabling
 as this is error-prone.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/15797#comment:1>
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