[tbb-bugs] #13353 [Tor Browser]: TBB 3.6.6 won't import certificate

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#13353: TBB 3.6.6 won't import certificate
     Reporter:  ZcbCkyj5     |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:
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Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:7 lucha]:
 > Replying to [comment:6 gk]:
 > > Resolved #13539 as duplicate. Do you by chance forget to leave Private
 Browsing Mode befoe trying to import the certificate?
 > By "leave Private Browsing Mode" do you mean deselecting the option
 "Don't record browsing history or website data (enables Private Browsing
 Mode)" from the tor button Prefences panel? Because I can't find anything
 else I should disable.
 > If that is what you are referring to, then no, it does not allow to
 import new certificates even with that option disabled.

 You have to restart your Tor Browser for this to take effect. So, this
 works for me:
 1) Click on the Torbutton onion -> Preferences... -> Privacy and Security
 Settings [Assuming you are using an alpha/nightly build]
 2) Uncheck "Don't record browsing history or website data (enables Private
 Browsing Mode)"
 3) Click on OK
 4) Restart Tor Browser
 5) Import a certificate (I tested that with a root CA)

 lucha, ln5: Does that work for you?

 If so, that is the currently expected and #12998 + #13366 made this
 happen. If you think this behavior is wrong and you want to argue for
 treating the import of certificates differently (i.e. allowing to import
 certificates (and thus leaving traces on disc) while being in Private
 Browsing Mode) then this should be a new bug ticket.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13353#comment:9>
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