iPhone and Server Certificate
This chapter provides tutorial notes and example codes on server certificates used by iPhone. Topics include viewing https Website server certificates; locating trusted certificate store on iOS 10 iPhone; installing trusted root CA certificates; viewing the profile details; enabling trust of root CA certificates.
Visiting "https" Website with Safari on iOS 10 iPhone
"Cannot Verify Server Identity" with Safari on iOS 10
Visiting "https" Website with Chrome on iOS 10 iPhone
"Your connection is not private" with Chrome on iOS 10
Installing Website Server Certificate on iOS 10 iPhone
Trusted Certificate Store on iOS 10 iPhone
Install Trusted Root Certificate on iOS 10 iPhone
View Certificate Profile on iOS 10 iPhone
Enable Full Trust for Root Certificate on iOS 10 iPhone
- Safari and Chrome on iOS 10 iPhone support PKI (Public Key
Infrastructure) used in HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).
- Safari and Chrome on iOS 10 iPhone act as the VA (Validation
Authority) to validate the certificate presented by the HTTPS server.
- Safari and Chrome on iOS 10 iPhone do not allow you to export server
certificates to certificate files.
- Safari and Chrome on iOS 10 iPhone use pre-installed trusted root CA
(Certificate Authority) certificates to validate certificates. Root CA
certificates are located in the trusted certificate store shared with
- Trusted certificate store on iOS 10 iPhone is located under
"Settings > General > About > Certificate Trust Settings".
- Trusted certificate store on iOS 10 iPhone is read-only.
You cannot remove or any root certificates directly.
- You can install trusted root certificates outside the trusted
certificate store by downloading them from root CA Websites.
- You can install server certificates by receiving them
from email attachments.
- An installed certificate is represented as a profile under
"Settings > General > Profiles".
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
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
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