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8.12. ca-certificates

Updated ca-certificates packages that add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The ca-certificates package contains a set of CA certificates chosen by the Mozilla Foundation for use with the Internet Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).


The ca-certificates package has been upgraded to upstream version 1.94 as released with NSS version 3.15, which provides an updated set of recent Certificate Authorities according to the Mozilla CA Certificate Policy. Also, the update-ca-trust configuration management tool has been added. (BZ#973727, BZ#1002646)


This update provides Shared System Certificate Authority storage, a system-wide trust storage for configuration data, required as an input for certificate trust decisions. This is a functionally compatible replacement for classic Certificate Authority configuration files and for the libnssckbi NSS trust module. This feature must be explicitly enabled by an administrator. Refer to the update-ca-trust man page in the ca-certificates package for a more detailed description of the feature.
Users of ca-certificates are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add these enhancements.