PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v2.20, by Dr. Herong Yang
View Trusted Root CA Certificates in Safari
This section provides a tutorial example on how to view trusted root CA certificates that are pre-installed in Apple Safari.
After reviewing the HTTPS server certificate by clicking the security lock icon, I want to know how to view trusted root CA certificates that are pre-installed in Apple Safari.
Trusted root CA certificates are not really pre-installed in Safari, They are actually pre-installed in the macOS operating system. Safari retrieves them from the operating system whenever needed.
Trusted root CA certificates in the macOS operating system are managed by the "Keychain Access" tool. Safari does not have any built-in tool to access and manage Trusted root CA certificates. So you have to get out from Safari and follow steps below to view Trusted root CA certificates.
1. Click "Launchpad > Other > Keychain Access". The Keychain Access screen shows up.
2. Click "System Roots" keychain, then "Certificates" category on the left pane. Trusted root CA certificates are displayed.
3. Scroll down, locate and select "DigiCert High Assurance EV Root CA". Summary information of the certificate shows up.
See other chapters for more tutorials on managing certificates on macOS computers with Keychain Access.
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