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Learn How to Download a SSL Certificate for a Secured Portal

An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that provides authentication for a website and a secured encrypted connection. SSL certificates are what enable websites to be more secure. HTTPS is the secure form of HTTP, and HTTPS websites are websites that have their traffic encrypted by SSL/TLS.

In this article let’s learn how to download SSL certificate for any secured portal in both Windows and Mac.

Follow the steps to download the SSL certificate in Windows using Chrome browser

  1. Open a chrome browser and enter the portal url with https since its secured network

For example: https://MyServer.esri.com

 

Windows Chrome Browser
Windows Chrome Browser

2. Now click on the lock button on the left of the url to see Certificate (valid)

View Certificate
View Certificate

3. Click on View Certificate to open up the following popup

View Certificate 1
View Certificate 1

4. Click on the Certification Path tab, where you will see the certificate chain

Certificate Path
Certificate Path

5. Double click on the parent certificate

6. Go to Details tab and click on Copy to File…, this will open up the Certificate Export Wizard

Copy to File
Copy to File

7. Click Next, and then select the format you want to use, which will be Base-64 encoded, then click Next

Export
Export

8. Choose the directory in which the certificate needs to be saved and click Save.

Save
Save

9. Click Finish and you will see The Export was successful , Click OK

Browse & Export
Browse & Export

10. Now navigate to the directory in which the certificate was saved and now you can attach this as an attachment to any one via email and install it in the respective device.

 

Note: The same steps can be done using Internet Explorer.

Follow the steps to download the SSL certificate in Mac using Safari browser

  1. Open a safari browser and enter the portal url with https, since it’s a secured network

For example: https://MyServer.esri.com

 

  1. You should be seeing a warning message if you do not have the certificate installed already.
Warning
Warning

3.  Click on Show Details and click on the link View the certificate

Show Details
Show Details

4. A popup will open up with the details of the certificate.

View Certificate
View Certificate

5. Just drag and drop the thumbnail on to the desktop

Drag and Drop
Drag and Drop

6.  Now you can attach this as an attachment to anyone via email and install it in the respective device as needed.

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About the author

Geetha Narayanan is the Product Engineer for ArcGIS Business Analyst Mobile apps. She has been with Esri since 2007 and dipped her feet in almost all the phases of the SDLC. A very passionate and self driven person. In addition to this, she loves traveling and exploring new places.

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