[AG-TECH] Re: [AG-USERS] AGSchedule - Instructions to install the NCSA Root Certificate

Michael Miller mimiller at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Thu Jan 10 09:55:45 CST 2008


Firefox will use the certificates installed in IE, they actually go to
the system's central repository.  If you don't have IE, then in Firefox,
you can go to Tools->Options->Advanced and click View Certificates.  The
steps are much the same from there.  Please remember that this is Firefox's
own repository and other applications may not have access to it.

The NCSA Root Certificate will show in the Certificates list as "CACL". 
If, in IE, you go to Tools->Internet Options->Content, then select the CACL
certificate and click the view button, look at the details for the CACL 
certificate, Select the Issuer item and you will see the Organization(O) is
National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

One other thing omitted from my previous instructions was that as a last
step, you may get a dialog asking to confirm the import.  Click "Yes" and
you will get the "Import Successful" dialog.

Please let me know if you have further questions.

Michael Miller

Paul Hatton wrote:
> How do we import this into Firefox on Windows? Also, how should the 
> certificate identify itself in the IE Certificate store? Although it 
> claims that the certificate was imported correctly I can't see 
> anything NCSA-releated in Tools->Internet Options->Content-
>> Certificates (IE 7)
> Thanks
> Date sent:      	Wed, 09 Jan 2008 09:27:03 -0600
> From:           	Michael Miller <mimiller at ncsa.uiuc.edu>
> To:             	ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov, ag-users at mcs.anl.gov, ag-
> dev at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject:        	[AG-USERS] AGSchedule - Instructions to install the 
> NCSA Root Certificate
>> There have been some questions about how to install the NCSA Root 
>> Certificate, here's a step by step for your convenience.
>> 1. Open Internet Explorer.
>> 2. Download the file located here:
>> http://agschedule.ncsa.uiuc.edu/NCSA_ROOT_CERTIFICATE.cer
>> and save to your desktop.  This can be easily done by using the link
>> on 
>> the security page of the AGSchedule tour:
>> https://agschedule.ncsa.uiuc.edu/tour/t_security.asp
>> Make note of the filename as IE will want to save it as an htm file
>> by 
>> default.  Save the file with a .cer extension.
>> 3. In IE go to Tools->Internet Options->Content->Certificates
>> 4. Click the Import... button
>> 5. Click Next, then click browse and select the file you saved.  If
>> the 
>> file was save with a different extension, select "All Files" in the
>> file 
>> types box to make the file easy to find.
>> 6. Select "Automatically select the certificate store based on the
>> type 
>> of certificate"
>> 7. Click Finish.
>> You will receive a dialog stating the import was successful.
>> If you have further questions, please contact the AGSchedule 
>> Administrator agschedule at ncsa.uiuc.edu.
>> Thank you,
>> Michael Miller

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