Installing Server Certificate Permanently in IE 10

This section provides a tutorial example on how to install the certificate provided by a 'https' Web site in IE 10. The certificate can be installed into a certificate store automatically selected by IE.

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 install it in steps shown below:

1. Click "Start".

2. Right-mouse click "Internet Explorer", then select "Run as administrator" to start Internet Explorer (IE). Running IE as administrator gives you the permission to install server certificate.

3. Click the lock icon at the end of the Web address field. A small pop up windows shows up.

4. Click the "View certificates" link on the pop up window. The Certificate dialog box shows up.

5. Click the "Install Certificate" button. The Certificate Import Wizard starts.

5. Click the "Next" button. The Certificate Store step shows up with these fields:

Certificate Store
   Certificate stores are system areas where certificates are kept.

Windows can automatically select a certificate store, or you can 
specify a location for
   (.) Automatically select the certificate store based on the type 
       of certificate 
   ( ) Place all certificates in the following store

6. Let's use the "Automatically select..." option and click the "Next" button. The confirmation step shows up.

7. Click the "Finish" button. The certificate will be installed into a certificate store somewhere on your computer. We will try to find it in the next tutorial.

The picture below shows you the Certificate Import Wizard tool used to install a server certificate to the local computer.:

IE Certificate Installation
Installing Server Certificate in IE 10

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

Using HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer) 10

 Visiting "https" Web Site with IE 10

 Viewing Server Certificate Details in IE 10

 Viewing Server Certificate Path in IE 10

Installing Server Certificate Permanently in IE 10

 Viewing Certificates in Certificate Stores in IE 10

 Listing of Trusted Root CA in IE 10

 Exporting Certificate to File from IE 10

 Saving Server Certificate to File with IE 10

 Deleting Certificates from IE 10

 IE 10 Supporting Multiple Certificate Paths

 IE 10 Reinstalling Root Certificates Automatically

 Windows Automatic Root Update Mechanism

 Using HTTPS with Chrome 40

 Using HTTPS with Firefox 35

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Certificate Stores and Certificate Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word 2007

 Digital Signature - 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials


 PDF Printing Version