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Securing Communications through SSL Certificates revolves around a trust relationship between the client and the service (server) it is connecting to. In practise, the trust is with a 3rd party (Certificate Authority) who the client trusts to be “verifying” servers/clients and the certificates given to them.
Operating Systems, Internet Browsers, come with a “pre-set” number of “trusted” Certificate Authorities. This list, doesn’t include our “private” Certificate Authority.
Following is how you can “import” our “private” Certificate Authority for use on your client host.
Use the Microsoft Management Console mmc.exe. You can find it by using the “Window” key, and “search” by typing in mmc.exe
From the Console, select the File Menu, and
With the “Add or Remove Snap-ins” dialog box.
and then click Add >
The Window will change to the “Certificates Snap-in” dialog box;
and click Next >
In the “Select Computer” dialog box;
You will be returned to the “Add or Remove Snap-ins” Window (dialog box).
You will be returned to the “Console” with the “Certificates” Snap-in in the left column (window pane).
With the Import Wizard, read the dialogue instructions and
Set the location to store the new Certificate Authority.
We have a final confirmation screen
You should get “success” window.