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The self-signed certificate can be seen in Internet Explorer. Select Tools > Internet Options menu.

 

The self-signed certificate can be seen in Internet Explorer

 

Click the Content tab and then Certificate button.

 

The Content page of the Internet Explorer Options settings

 

Select the certificate for the current user. In this case, mike spoon and click the View button.

 

Self-signed certificate: Selecting a user certificate

 

Well, the CA Root certificate is not trusted. Let make it a trusted CA Root certificate by putting the certificate in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store. Click the OK button to close the page.

 

The CA Root certificate is not trusted

 

Firstly, we need to export the certificate details, and then we can import it into the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store. Select the current user and click the export button.

 

Exporting a user certificate

 

The certificate export wizard launched. Click the Next button.

 

Certificate export wizard welcome page

 

Select the second radio button and click Next. If you want to export the private key as well, please select the first radio button.

 

Certificate export wizard: Doesn't export the private key

 

Select the first radio button and click the Next button. Again, depend on your choice and needs. Take note the file extension.

 

Certificate export wizard: Selecting the file format

 

Type the certificate file name. The extension will be automatically attached as selected in the previous step. Select the file location to be saved using the Browse if needed. Click the Next button.

 

Certificate export wizard: Setting the certificate file name

 

For the certificate export wizard summary page, review the settings. Use the Back button if you want to change any settings otherwise clicks the Finish button.

 

Certificate export wizard: A summary page

 

The following message box should be displayed if there is no error. Click OK.

 

Certificate export wizard: The certificate was successfully exported

 

Next, we are ready to import the certificate into the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store. Select the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab and click the Import button.

 

Importing the certificate into the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store

 

When the certificate import wizard page launched, click the Next button.

 

Importing the certificate into the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store: The certificate import wizard

 

By using the Browse button, find the previously saved certificate file and click the Next button.

 

The certificate import wizard: Selecting the certificate file to be imported

 

Select the appropriate certificate store. In this case it is Trusted Root Certification Authorities (default). Click the Next button.

 

The certificate import wizard: Selecting the store to save the certificate

 

If you want to store it in other certificate store, click the Browse button.

 

The certificate import wizard: Selecting the Trusted Root Certification Authorities

 

Clicks Finish for the certificate import wizard summary page. If you want to change any settings, use the Back button.

 

The certificate import wizard: Summary and final step

 

For the following message, click the Yes button.

 

The certificate import wizard: Some security warning to make sure you know what you are doing

 

The following message box indicates the task completed successfully. Dismiss it by clicking the OK

 

The certificate import wizard: Importing certificate was successfully done!

 

Then, we can see the certificate in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store.

 

The imported certificate can be seen in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities

 

And the previous error should be disappeared.

 

There is no more error indication untrusted certificate

 

 

The certificate information that can be trusted

 

In the meantime, we can edit some of the certificate properties. Click the Details tab.

Click the Edit Properties button. The Copy To File button is another short-cut which can be used to export the certificate.

 

Editing some of the certificate properties

 

For the Certificate Properties page, edit the Friendly name and Description. Click the OK button.

 

Editing some of the certificate properties: Items that can be edited

 

 

Editing some of the certificate properties: the edited part can be seen here

 

 

 

 

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