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 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.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Cryptography Terminology

 Cryptography Basic Concepts

 Introduction to AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)

 Introduction to DES Algorithm

 DES Algorithm - Illustrated with Java Programs

 DES Algorithm Java Implementation

 DES Algorithm - Java Implementation in JDK JCE

 DES Encryption Operation Modes

 DES in Stream Cipher Modes

 PHP Implementation of DES - mcrypt

 Blowfish - 8-Byte Block Cipher

 Secret Key Generation and Management

 Cipher - Secret Key Encryption and Decryption

 Introduction of RSA Algorithm

 RSA Implementation using java.math.BigInteger Class

 Introduction of DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm)

 Java Default Implementation of DSA

 Private key and Public Key Pair Generation

 PKCS#8/X.509 Private/Public Encoding Standards

 Cipher - Public Key Encryption and Decryption

 MD5 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 SHA1 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 OpenSSL Introduction and Installation

 OpenSSL Generating and Managing RSA Keys

 OpenSSL Managing Certificates

 OpenSSL Generating and Signing CSR

 OpenSSL Validating Certificate Path

 "keytool" and "keystore" from JDK

 "OpenSSL" Signing CSR Generated by "keytool"

 Migrating Keys from "keystore" to "OpenSSL" Key Files

 Certificate X.509 Standard and DER/PEM Formats

 Migrating Keys from "OpenSSL" Key Files to "keystore"

 Using Certificates in IE (Internet Explorer)

 Using Certificates in Firefox

Using Certificates in Google Chrome

 Visiting a "https" Web Site with Chrome

 Viewing Certificate Details

Installing Certificate Permanently in Chrome - Not Supported

 Managing Certificates in Certificate Stores

 Outdated Tutorials


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