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How to install root CA certificate in Windows?

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SUMMARY:

Sometimes, you want to access LabCollector or scan server utility from a computer other than where it is initially installed (Main computer or server). Such other computers are called client computers.

The connection to LabCollector or Scan server utility on Main computer (on which they are initially installed) will be an https connection, if the certificates are installed correctly during installation.

However, the client computer might not have these certificates which might lead to an error “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” and the browser might block communication with the website.

Hence, you need to install the root CA (certificate authorities) certificate (self-signed) for the client computers.

To install root certificates from CA, please follow the below steps:

  1. Press the Win key + R hotkey and enter ‘certmgr.msc’ in Run’s text box to open the window shown in the snapshot directly below. That’s the Certification Manager which lists your digital certificates.
  2. Click Trusted Root Certification Authorities and right-click Certificates to open a context menu.
  3. Select All Tasks > Import on the context menu to open the window shown below.

  4. Press the Next button, click Browse, and then select the digital certificate root file saved to your HDD.
  5. Press Next again to select the Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate option.
  6. Then you can press Next > Finish to wrap up the import wizard. A window will open confirming that “the import was successful.

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