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Laptop SSL Cert Install

Our new Sophos XG firewall requires our clients to install its private SSL certificate. All of our students as well as any quests that are using the network will need to install this certificate in order to access any search engine or other SSL site. The process is simple and detailed below. Please read through the steps first so you know what to expect during the install.

 

  1. Right-Click on the SSL Cert: Sophos SSL and save it to your downloads folder.
  2. Internet Explorer

    ·         In the Menu Bar, click Tools > Internet Options to display the Internet Options window. 

    ·         Switch to the Content tab and, under the Certificates section, click Certificates to display the Certificates Window.

    ·         Switch to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab and click the Import button to start Certificate Import Wizard.

    ·         Import the Certificate downloaded in step 1 using this wizard.   

    Firefox

    ·         In the Menu Bar, click Tools > Options to display the Options window.

    ·          Switch to the Advanced tab and then select the Certificates tab

    ·         Click View Certificate to display the Certificate Manager window.

    ·         Switch to the Authorities tab and click Import.

    ·         Select the Certificate downloaded in step 1 and click Open

    ·         In the Downloading Certificate window, select Trust this CA to identify websites and click OK.

    Google Chrome

    ·         To the right of the Address Bar, click on Customize and control Google Chrome button and click Settings.

    ·         Click Show advanced settings and scroll down to HTTPS/SSL.

    ·         Click Manage Certificates... to display the Certificates window.

    ·         Switch to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab and click the Import button to start Certificate Import Wizard.

    ·         Import the Certificate downloaded in step 1 using this wizard.

    Safari

    ·         Download the SSL CA Certificate as shown in step 1.

    ·         Once downloaded, double-click the Certificate. This launches Keychain Access and displays a Certificate Not Trusted warning.

    ·         Click Always Trust to import the certificate into Login Keychain. 

    Opera

    ·         Click the Opera button on the top left corner of the screen and click Settings.

    ·         Switch to the Privacy & Security tab.

    ·         Under HTTPS/SSL, click Manage Certificates…to display the Certificates window.

    ·         Switch to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab and click the Import button to start the Certificate Import Wizard.

    ·         Import the Certificate downloaded in step 1 using this wizard.

    Step 3: Install Certificate in the Local Machine’s Trusted Root Authority Container

    Windows

    ·         Open the Microsoft Management Console by typing "MMC" in the "Run" box.

    ·         Open Add or Remove Snap-ins by selecting FILE > ADD/REMOVE SNAP-IN...

    ·         Select Certificates from the list and click Add to display the Certificates Snap-in window.

    ·         Select the Computer Account and click Next.

    ·         Click Finish and close the list of snap-ins.

    ·         Click OK to add the certificates snap-in, which should now be visible in the Add/Remove Snap-ins window.

    ·         Expand the list of certificate containers, right click Trusted Root Authorities and choose All Tasks > Import to start Certificate Import Wizard.

    ·         Import the Certificate downloaded in step 2 using this wizard.

    Macintosh

    ·         Download the SSL CA Certificate as shown in step 1.

    ·         Once downloaded, double-click the Certificate. This launches Keychain Access and displays a Certificate Not Trusted warning.

    ·         Click Always Trust to import the certificate into Login Keychain.