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网络安全服务 (NSS) 是一组旨在支持支持安全的客户端和服务器应用程序跨平台开发的库。使用NSS构建的应用程序可以支持 SSL v2 和 v3 、TLS 、 PKCS #5 、 PKCS #7 、 PKCS #11 、 PKCS #12 、 S/MIME 、 X.509 v3 证书以及其他安全标准。






Overview of NSS
Provides a brief summary of NSS and its capabilities.
Answers basic questions about NSS.
Introduction to Public-Key Cryptography
Explains the basic concepts of public-key cryptography that underlie NSS.
Introduction to SSL
Introduces the SSL protocol, including information about cryptographic ciphers supported by SSL and the steps involved in the SSL handshake.


NSS Releases
This page contains information about the current and past releases of NSS.
Get the source code and Build it
Instructions on how to build NSS on the different supported platforms.
Get Mozilla Source Code Using Mercurial
Information about with working with Mercurial.
Get Mozilla Source Code Using CVS (deprecated)
Old deprecated CVS documentation.


Introduction to Network Security Services
Provides an overview of the NSS libraries and what you need to know to use them.
NSS Public Functions
Summarizes the APIs exported by the NSS shared libraries.
NSS Reference
API used to invoke SSL operations.
NSS API Guidelines
Explains how the libraries and code are organized, and guidelines for developing code (naming conventions, error handling, thread safety, etc.)
NSS Technical Notes
Links to NSS technical notes, which provide latest information about new NSS features and supplementary documentation for advanced topics in programming with NSS.


Build Instructions for NSS
Describe how to check out and build NSS releases.
NSS Tools
Tools for developing, debugging, and managing applications that use NSS.
Sample Code
Demonstrates how NSS can be used for cryptographic operations, certificate handling, SSL, etc.
NSS 3.2 Test Suite
Archived version. Describes how to run the standard NSS tests.
NSS Performance Reports
Archived version. Links to performance reports for NSS 3.2 and later releases.
Encryption Technologies Available in NSS 3.11
Archived version. Lists the cryptographic algorithms used by NSS 3.11.
NSS 3.1 Loadable Root Certificates
Archived version. Describes the scheme for loading root CA certificates.
Archived version. General format of the cert7.db database.

PKCS #11 information

CA certificates pre-loaded into NSS

NSS is built on top of Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR)

Netscape Portable Runtime
NSPR project page.
NSPR Reference
NSPR API documentation.




Information on NSS planning can be found at wiki.mozilla.org, including:


  • 查看Mozilla安全论坛...

  • 查看Mozilla加密论坛...



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