Viewing and Installing RDP Server Certificate

This section provides a tutorial example on how to view and install a RDP server certificate to local client system to avoid authentication error.

If you want to see the details of the RDP server certificate and fix the authentication error, you can continue the previous tutorial with the following steps:

1. Click "View certificate" on the security warning screen. The certificate of the remote system is displayed.

2. Verify the "Issued to" field. You should see something like, "dbserver.company.com", which should be the host name of the remote system.

3. Verify the "Issued by" field. You should see a trusted Root CA name, like "GlobalSign". In this case, the administrator of the remote system did a good job by obtaining and installing a valid certificate recognized by the PKI network.

4. If you see "Issued by" is the same as the "Issued to", like "dbserver.company.com", the administrator of the remote system did a poor job by using a self-signed certificate. This will cause the client system to display the authentication warning screen.

If the remote system is using a self-signed certificate, you have two options:

Viewing and Installing RDP Server Certificate
Viewing and Installing RDP Server Certificate

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

 Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox

 HTTPS with Microsoft Edge

 Using HTTPS with Apple Safari

 HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)

 Android and Server Certificate

 iPhone and Server Certificate

 Windows Certificate Stores and Console

RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and Server Certificate

 Running "Remote Desktop Connection" Using RDP

 Showing RDP Server Certificate Failed Error

Viewing and Installing RDP Server Certificate

 RDP Server Certificate Location

 macOS Certificate Stores and Keychain Access

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Comodo Free Personal Certificate

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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