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On this blog, any problem is worth solving, no matter how obscure!

In this spirit I give you the solution to: How to add a self signed certificate to Google Chrome in Ubuntu Linux.

This is actually quite a non-trivial thing to do. Kind of smart of Google, actually, to not use resources to make their own certificate tool like Mozilla. But somewhat of a showstopper if you need it.

So this is what I ended up doing on my Ubuntu Linux 10.04 system terminal.

# Install cert tools sudo apt-get install libnss3-tools # Create database (if it doesn't already exist) mkdir -p ~/.pki/nssdb certutil -d sql:$HOME/.pki/nssdb -N # Import the cert (You will need to copy it from your web server) certutil -A -t "C,," -d $HOME/.pki/nssdb -n 'My Certificate' -i mycert.crt Creating the database prevents errors like these: certutil: function failed: security library: bad database. could not authenticate to token NSS Certificate DB.: An I/O error occurred during security authorization.