Instructions for Certificates in Browsers

We provide instructions for Firefox below and support only that browser at this time.

First: CERN ROOT Certificates

Trust Existing CERN ROOT Certificate

If you already have the CERN ROOT Certificates, make sure you trust them.

  • Launch Firefox
  • Open Preferences
  • Go to Privacy and Security
  • Scroll Down to Certificates
  • Click on "View Certificates"
  • Click on the tab "Authorities"
  • Scroll down to CERN if you have it. If you do not, then skip the rest of the instructions and go to the next section (Install New CERN ROOT Certificates).
  • Click on "Edit Trust Settings" and trust each certificate (all checkboxes)
  • Click on OK when done

Install New CERN ROOT Certificates

If you do not have the CERN ROOT Certificates:

Second, Import Grid User Certificate

Check Existing Grid User Certificate

If you already have imported your grid user certificate into your browser, check they are valid.

  • Launch Firefox
  • Open Preferences
  • Go to Privacy and Security
  • Scroll Down to Certificates
  • Click on "View Certificates"
  • Select the tab "Your Certificates"
  • Select the certificate you have (I recommend you keep only one to avoid complications)
  • Click on "View"
  • Check the validity date
  • Close that view box
  • If Validity is expired, delete that certificate
  • Click OK

Import New Certificate

To load your new certificate into your browser:

  • First ensure that you have the p12 file. (See these instructions if you need to convert.)
  • Launch Firefox
  • Open Preferences
  • Go to Privacy and Security
  • Scroll Down to Certificates
  • Click on "View Certificates"
  • Select the tab "Your Certificates"
  • Click on "Import" to load the p12 file to your browser

Go back to the Main page and continue with the rest of the instructions in the section you started from.

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