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.

View Trusted Root Certificate on macOS
View Trusted Root Certificate on macOS

See other chapters for more tutorials on managing certificates on macOS computers with Keychain Access.

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

 Visiting "https" Website with Apple Safari

 Showing Server Certificate in Apple Safari

 Viewing Certificate Details in Apple Safari

 View Server Certificate Path in Apple Safari

 Export Server Certificate to File from Safari

View Trusted Root CA Certificates in 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

 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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