Importing CA Certificate into IE

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use IE 9 to import a CA certificate into the 'Trusted Root Certification Authorities' certificate store.

After exporting certificates from IE 9, I want to test the certificate import function of IE 9. First I want to import my own self-signed certificate, herong.crt, generated in previous tutorials as a CA certificate into IE 9.

1. Run IE 9 and click the "Options" > "Internet Options" menu. The Internet Options dialog box shows up.

2. Click the "Content" tab and the "Certificates" button. The Certificates dialog box shows up.

3. Click the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" tab, and click the "Import..." button. The Certificate Import Wizard shows up.

4. Click the "Next" button. The File to Import step shows up.

5. Use the "Browse" button to find and select herong.crt. Then click the "Next" button. The Certificate Store step shows up.

6. Keep the default certificate store selection: "Trusted Root Certificate Authorities", and click the "Next" button. The confirmation step shows up.

7. Click the "Finish" button. The Security Warning message shows up.

You are about to install a certificate from a certificate authority
(CA) claiming to represent: Herong Yang

Windows cannot validate that the certificate is actually from "Herong
Yang". You should confirm its origin by contacting "Herong Yang".
The following number will assist you in this process:

Thumbprint (sha1): 59FB31E9...

Warning: If you install this root certificate, Windows will 
automatically trust any certificate issued by this CA. Installing
a certificate with an unconfirmed thumbprint is a security risk.
If you click "Yes" you acknowledge this risk.

Do you want to install this certificate?

8. Click the "Yes" button. My self-signed certificate will be installed as a trusted root certificate.

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Cryptography Terminology

 Cryptography Basic Concepts

 Introduction to AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)

 Introduction to DES Algorithm

 DES Algorithm - Illustrated with Java Programs

 DES Algorithm Java Implementation

 DES Algorithm - Java Implementation in JDK JCE

 DES Encryption Operation Modes

 DES in Stream Cipher Modes

 PHP Implementation of DES - mcrypt

 Blowfish - 8-Byte Block Cipher

 Secret Key Generation and Management

 Cipher - Secret Key Encryption and Decryption

 Introduction of RSA Algorithm

 RSA Implementation using java.math.BigInteger Class

 Introduction of DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm)

 Java Default Implementation of DSA

 Private key and Public Key Pair Generation

 PKCS#8/X.509 Private/Public Encoding Standards

 Cipher - Public Key Encryption and Decryption

 MD5 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 SHA1 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 OpenSSL Introduction and Installation

 OpenSSL Generating and Managing RSA Keys

 OpenSSL Managing Certificates

 OpenSSL Generating and Signing CSR

 OpenSSL Validating Certificate Path

 "keytool" and "keystore" from JDK

 "OpenSSL" Signing CSR Generated by "keytool"

 Migrating Keys from "keystore" to "OpenSSL" Key Files

 Certificate X.509 Standard and DER/PEM Formats

 Migrating Keys from "OpenSSL" Key Files to "keystore"

Using Certificates in IE (Internet Explorer)

 Why Using Certificates with Web Browsers?

 Visiting a "https" Web Site with IE

 Viewing Certificate Details

 Viewing Certificate Path

 Installing Certificate Permanently in IE

 Managing Certificates in Certificate Stores

 Exporting Certificates Out of IE

 OpenSSL Viewing Certificates Exported from IE

Importing CA Certificate into IE

 Importing Certificate Path into IE

 Using Certificates in Firefox

 Using Certificates in Google Chrome

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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