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Internet Explorer: How to import CA certificates ?

The following sections will guide you through all necessary steps to import the certificates of the EDIT WP 5.7 Certification Authority

Once you have successfully installed the certificates of the EDIT WP 5.7 RootCA and the EDIT WP 5.7 ServerCA*, you should never see error messages like *Security Alert or There is a problem with this website's security certificate when accessing EDIT web sites using certificates issued by the EDIT WP 5.7 Certification Authority

Note: You MUST proceed the following steps for BOTH certificates.

Step 1: Download certificates

Before starting the certificate installation procedure, you will need to store the certificate files on your computer. Please, download the files from both following links:

Step 2: Import the certificate of the EDIT WP 5.7 RootCA

  • Open your Internet Explorer

  • Select the entry Internet Options from the Tools menu

[!IE6-Tools-InternetOptionspng|align=center!]

  • Switch to the Content tab

  • Push the button Publishers in the middle right of the dialog frame

[!XP-InternetOptions-Content-Publisherspng|align=center!]

  • Switch to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab

  • Push the button Import

[!XP-Certificates-Import-TrustedRootpng|align=center!]

  • This starts the Certificate Import Wizard, just push the button Next

[!XP-CertificateImportWizardpng|align=center!]

  • To search for the certificate files, push the button Browse

[!XP-CertificateImportWizard-Browsepng|align=center!]

  • Use the Open file dialog to go to the directory where you saved the downloaded certificate files in step 1

  • Select the file EDIT-WP5.7-cacert.pem.

  • Push the button Open

[!XP-Open-RootCApng|align=center!]

  • Back to the Certificate Import Wizard, push the button Next

[!XP-CertificateImportWizard-FileImport-RootCApng|align=center!]

  • Verify, that the radio button Place all certificates in the following store is selected

  • Verify, that the certificate store Trusted Root Certification Authorities is chosen

  • Push the button Next

[!XP-CertificateImportWizard-CertificateStore-TrustedRootpng|align=center!]

  • You may verify your settings again

  • Leave the Certificate Import Wizard by pushing the button Finish

[!XP-CertificateImportWizard-Finish-TrustedRootpng|align=center!]

[!wikiFirefoxImportCACertificatesFirefox-CAFingerprintspng|align=center!]

Note: Proceed only, if the fingerprints are identical. Otherwise, inform the editsupport@bgbm.org EDIT Support Team immediately !

  • Push the button Yes

[!XP-SecurityWarning-Fingerprintpng|align=center!]

  • The certificate should be successfully imported now.

  • Finish the Certificate Import Wizard by pushing the button OK

[!XP-CertificateImportWizard-Successpng|align=center!]

  • Look for the term EDIT WP 5.7 RootCA within the list of Trusted Root Certification Authorities

  • If it is there, please follow the instructions of step 3 to import the certificate of the EDIT WP 5.7 ServerCA.

Step 3: Import the certificate of the EDIT WP 5.7 ServerCA

  • After having finished the Certificate Import Wizard, you should come back to the Certificate dialog.

  • Switch to the Intermediate Certification Authorities tab

  • Push the button Import

[!XP-Certificates-Import-IntermediateCApng|align=center!]

  • This starts the Certificate Import Wizard, just push the button Next

[!XP-CertificateImportWizardpng|align=center!]

  • To search for the certificate files, push the button Browse

[!XP-CertificateImportWizard-Browsepng|align=center!]

  • Use the Open file dialog to go to the directory where you saved the downloaded certificate files in step 1

  • Select the file EDIT-WP5.7-ServerCA-cacert.pem.

  • Push the button Open

[!XP-Open-ServerCApng|align=center!]

  • Back to the Certificate Import Wizard, push the button Next

[!XP-CertificateImportWizard-FileImport-ServerCApng|align=center!]

  • Verify, that the radio button Place all certificates in the following store is selected

  • Verify, that the certificate store Intermediate Certification Authorities is chosen

  • Push the button Next

[!XP-CertificateImportWizard-CertificateStore-IntermediateCApng|align=center!]

  • You may verify your settings again

  • Leave the Certificate Import Wizard by pushing the button Finish

[!XP-CertificateImportWizard-Finish-IntermediateCApng|align=center!]

  • The certificate should be successfully imported now.

  • Finish the Certificate Import Wizard by pushing the button OK

[!XP-CertificateImportWizard-Successpng|align=center!]

  • Look for the term EDIT WP 5.7 ServerCA within the list of Intermediate Certification Authorities

  • If it is there, then everything is done

  • Close the Certificate dialog by pushing the button Close.

[!XP-Certificates-IntermediateCA-Closepng|align=center!]

  • Close the Internet Options dialog by pushing the button OK.

[!XP-InternetOptions-OKpng|align=center!]

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