Installing CAcert Certificates

If you do fully trust OpenMandriva, or already know everything about CAcert and certificates, please follow the fast procedure.

In other case, you should follow the secure procedure (or go back to it later if you are in hurry).

Fast Procedure

Choose the procedure corresponding to your browser.

Desktop browsers (Linux, Apple, Windows...)

  • Mozilla Firefox
    1. Click on this link for loading the Cacert root certificate: http://www.cacert.org/certs/root.crt;
    2. Check the three checkboxes (ie confirm this certificate for indentifying websites, email users and software developers);
    3. Confirm with "OK".
  • Chrome/Chromium for Linux:
    1. Simply install the certificate in Firefox, Chrome/ium will automatically import it.
  • Internet Explorer, Chrome for Windows, Safari for Windows:
    1. click on this link for downloading the installer: http://www.cacert.org/certs/CAcert_Root_Certificates.msi;
    2. Execute it.
  • Safari for MacOS X, Chrome for MacOS X
    1. Click on this link for loading the Cacert root certificate: http://www.cacert.org/certs/root.crt;
    2. Double click on the downloaded file root.crt;
    3. Click "add";
    4. Click "Always approve";
    5. Enter your user password and validate.

Mobile browsers (Firefox OS, Android, iOS)

  • iOS (iPhone, iPad):
    1. Touch this link for loading the Cacert root certificate: http://www.cacert.org/certs/root.crt;
    2. Select “Install”;
    3. Confirm the installation with "Install now".
  • Firefox mobile (Android, Firefox OS) (note, for Android <4.0, the only simple solution is to use Firefox Mobile):
    1. Touch this link for loading CAcert root certificate: http://www.cacert.org/certs/root.crt;
    2. Check the three checkboxes (ie: confirm this certificate for indentifying websites, email users and software developers);
    3. Confirm with "OK".
  • Any browser in Android > 4.0, else than Firefox Mobile.
    1. Touch this link for loading CAcert root certificate: http://www.cacert.org/certs/root.crt;
    2. Give a name, for instance "CAcert";
    3. Confirm with "OK".

And it's done!

Now you can:

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