Thursday, February 12, 2009

Enable SSL in site - Part 2

Continuation of Enable SSL in site - Part 1...........

Next Step is to install the trial root CA certificate in IE
  1. Click on the “ Download Secure Site Trial Root Certificate” link above.
  2. Save the certificate into a Notepad file with certreq1.cer extension.
  3. Open a Microsoft IE Browser.
  4. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Content > Certificates
  5. Click Import. A certificate manager Import Wizard will appear. Click Next.
  6. Browse to the location of the recently stored root (done in step 2). Select ALL files for file type.
  7. Select the certificate and click Open.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Select “Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of the certificate”. Click Ok.
  10. Click Next then Finish.
  11. When prompted and asked if you wish to add the following certificate to the root store, click Yes.

Note : Above steps are required only for trial version of SSL certificate. This is not applicable if it is paid valid certificate.


For Netscape Browsers

  1. Click on the “Secure Site Trial Root Certificate link” above.
  2. Save the certificate into a file with certreq1.cer extension.
  3. Open a Netscape browser.
  4. Go to Edit > Preferences > Privacy & Security > Certificates > Manage Certificates > Authorities.
  5. Click Import
  6. A dialog box appears that says, “Are you willing to accept this Certificate Authority for the purposes of certifying other Internet sites, email users, or software developers?”. Check “Trust this CA to identify web sites”. Click Next.
  7. Click Ok.

For Firefox Browsers

  1. Click on the “Secure Site Trial Root Certificate link” above.
  2. Save the certificate into a file with certreq1.cer extension.
  3. Open a Firefox browser.
  4. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced > View Certificates >Authorities.
  5. Click Import.
  6. Select the Trial Root certificate > click Open.
  7. A dialog box appears that says, "Do you want to trust 'VeriSign Trial Secure Server Test Root CA' for the following purposes?". Check "Trust this CA to identify web sites".
  8. Click OK.

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