Cryptography Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.36, by Dr. Herong Yang
Installing Certificate Permanently in Chrome - Not Supported
This section provides a tutorial example on trying to install the certificate provided by an 'https' Web site in Chrome 24. But I don't see any button or link that allows to install the server's certificate into the browser.
Normally, when a browser visits a "https" Web server, it will get the certificate from the server and use it for one web session only. When you close the browser, the certificate will be removed from memory. It will not be stored on computer permanently.
However, if you want to keep a copy of the certificate on the computer, you can try these steps shown below:
1. Run Chrome 24 and go to https://login.yahoo.com and wait for the log in page to be loaded.
2. Click the lock icon at the end of the Web address field. A small pop up windows shows up.
3. Click the "Connection" tab and then the "Certificate information" link on the pop up window. The Certificate dialog box shows up. The Certificate dialog box shows up.
But the "Install Certificate" button is not supported on the "General" tab! May be I need to run Chrome in administrator mode?
4. Close Chrome browser. Then right-click the Chrome icon and select "Run as administrator". Repeat all steps mentioned above. I still don't see the "Install Certificate" button.
So, Chrome does not allow me to install the certificate from the website into the browser.
Last update: 2013.
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