Introduction: Installing an SSL Certificate in Windows 7

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Sometimes websites have non-trusted security certificates that you want to trust. In order to do this you'll have to install these certificates in Windows. Let's start:
  1. Make sure the certificate file came from a trusted source.
  2. Double click the certificate file (*.cer)

Step 1: Click Install Certificate...

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Step 2: Click Next

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Step 3: Select "Place All Certificates in the Following Store" and Click Browse

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Step 4: If It's a Root CA Certificate Select "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" If It's a Certificate for a Webserver (e.g. Www.mydomain.com) Select "Trusted Publishers". Click OK.

Picture of If It's a Root CA Certificate Select "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" If It's a Certificate for a Webserver (e.g. Www.mydomain.com) Select "Trusted Publishers". Click OK.

Step 5: Click Next

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Step 6: Click Finish

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Step 7: If It's a Root CA Answer Yes to the Question "Do You Want to Install This Certificate?"

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Step 8: You're Done

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Swansong (author)2016-09-16

Very easy to follow :) Thanks for sharing.

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