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Import a Client Certificate into a Browser

A suitable client certificate must be available on a web browser to be sent with a request to an appliance in SSL-secured communication.

Procedures for importing certificates vary for different browsers and are subject to change. Browser menus can also vary depending on the operating system you are using.

The following are two possible procedures for importing a client certificate into Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Import a client certificate into Microsoft Internet Explorer

You can import a client certificate and make it available on Microsoft Internet Explorer for presenting it in SSL-secured communication.

Before you begin:  To import the certificate file, you must have stored it within your local file system.

  1. Open the browser and on the top-level menu bar, click Tools, then click Internet Options.
    The Internet Options window opens.
  2. Click the Content tab.
  3. In the Certificates section, click Certificates.
    The Certificates window opens.
  4. Click Import.
    The Certificate Import Wizard appears.
  5. On the wizard pages, proceed as follows:
    1. On the Welcome page, click Next.
    2. On the File to Import page, click Browse and navigate to the location where you stored the certificate file.
    3. In the File Name field, type *.pfx, then press Enter.
    4. Select the certificate file and click Open, then click Next.
    5. On the Password page, type a password in the Password field. Then click Next.
    6. On the Certificate Store page, click Place all certificates in the following store.
    7. In the Certificate Store section on the same page, select Personal, then click Next.
    8. On the Completing the Certificate Import Wizard page, click Finish.
  6. Confirm the message that appears by clicking OK.
  7. Click Close, then click OK to close the Certificates and Internet Options windows.

Import a client certificate into Mozilla Firefox

You can import a client certificate and make it available on Mozilla Firefox for presenting it in SSL-secured communication.

Before you begin: To import the certificate file, you must have stored it within your local file system.

  1. Open the browser and on the top-level menu bar, click Tools, then click Options.
    The Options window opens.
  2. Click Advanced, then click Encryption.
  3. In the Certificates section of the Encryption tab, click View Certificates.
    The Certificate Manager window opens.
  4. Click Import.
    Your local file manager opens.
  5. Navigate to the certificate file that you have stored and click Open.
  6. When prompted, submit a password, then click OK.
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