Trusting a custom certificate for the development environment is sometimes beneficial for the team, also sometimes, we just have the need to trust (install) a CA or root certificate manually. Here is how we can do it easily in
windows systems. We consider here that the name of the certificate that needs to be installed is
Download/Save the acquired certificate in the system you want to install the certificate. Navigate to the directory where the certificate is saved.
Right Click on the certificate and select
A detailed window about the certificate will be shown at this stage, select
A certificate import wizard will open, at this point, there will be options available for installing for
Current User or the
It’s suggested to select
Current User to keep the system unaffected for other users.
Once select the desired option, click
In the next screen, the certificate import wizard would want to know where to store the certificate.
radio button, marked – Place all certificates in the following store
Once the browser window opens, Select
Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder and click
System will return back to the previous window with selected certificate store, click
The certificate import wizard will show a completion message with the summary of the import stating that, after clicking Finish it will import the certificate.
At this point, you might see a security warning about windows not being able to validate the certificate.
This happens mostly in the case of self-signed certificates, please do verify the
Thumbprint before confirming.
On the next screen, you should see the
The import was successful. message.
exit out of the certificate import wizard.
green after a restart of the browser.