I have a ton of testing projects going on in my localhost apache server. I have SSL installed on my localhost. Call me a freak (and I wouldn't mind it because this is totally pointless), but I would like my localhost's SSL to be an EV SSL with the green bar. So how can i make a self-signed EV/Green Bar SSL certificate for my localhost? And how can i teach my FireFox to recognize it? Thanks in advance!

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You can't. EV certificates can only be issued by some certificate agencies which are hard coded inside the browser.

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    Technically, you can roll your own cert bundle by forking the browser. – Deer Hunter Jun 6 '14 at 4:36
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    @DeerHunter: Sure, you could also change the source code of the browser to show the green bar whenever you like. But that probably wasn't the point of the question. – Steffen Ullrich Jun 6 '14 at 7:15
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    @SteffenUllrich Yes. It is crazy, but I want to make the browser just show the green bar. – Coach0512 Jun 6 '14 at 12:43
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    You might also try to create a CA (and import it as trusted) with the right OID and then issue a certificate with this CA. See stackoverflow.com/questions/14705157/… which OIDs are used to detect EV. – Steffen Ullrich Jun 6 '14 at 12:55
  • Do you have a reference? – mikemaccana Mar 17 '15 at 13:14

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