opera 12.16 unable to import PKCS12 certificates

  • I used Opera to aquire a free s/mime certificate from https://cert.startcom.org/. I was able to export the certificate following these instructions from startcom:"Opera: Select from "Settings" -> "Preferences" -> "Advanced" -> "Security" -> "Manage Certificates" -> "Personal". Click on "Export" and choose a name for this backup file. Make sure to choose the .p12 for PKCS12 extension, not the default .usr."
    I was then able to use openssl to extract the pem format files my email client needed to use it for smime signing and/or rncryption.
    However I multiboot several linux distributions on 3 computers and wanted to import the pkcs12 file into the opera installedto my other frequently used computer. But after i input my password O got an "Problem with certificate" popup that said "The certificate's chain was not ordered correctly"... I've since tried to import the certificate to opera on each and every other Linux I've got.

    Opera as installed from the Distribution repositories for Mageia Linux, Opensuse Linux, Bodhi Linux, & antiX Linux. In every case the certificate couln't be imported. I hadn't wanted to use firefox to manage my smime certificates. But I've had no problem importing this same PKCS12 certificate to firefox. (so far to 3 of my Linux installations) But I think Opera's certificate handleing is broken.

    It certainly doesn't work with the same opera instalation with which I wasn't able to post this message (see my feedback message posted today May 14 3014) which is according to "help about"
    "About Opera
    Version information
    Version
    12.16
    Build
    1860
    Platform
    Linux
    System
    x86_64, 3.10.28-desktop-1.mga3
    Browser identification

    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64) Presto/2.12.388 Version/12.16"

    I used to love opera. But I'm rapidly developing a bad feeling about it's future.

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