Entrust Certificate Services Support Knowledge Base

Audience: Novice
Last Modified: 2011-08-31 12:26:58.0

TN 6381 - How do I Import the CA Root Certificate into Safari Browser?

To add the Entrust.net Secure Server CA Root Certificate to Apple Safari, we need to use the Keychain Access application which is shipped with Mac OS X.

To install the certificate system-wide, follow these steps:

1. Navigate to the Entrust Root Certificate website: https://www.entrust.net/downloads/root_index.cfm

2. Select Personal Use and then click Download Certificates.

3. Click entrust_2048_ca.cer and downloaded the Entrust CA (2048) root certificate to your desktop.

4. Double-click the entrust_2048_ca.cer file to launch the Keychain Access application.

5. To check the certificate, click View Certificates on the left side of the dialog box. A dialog box containing information about the certificate appears.

6. Approve the fingerprint, then select X509Anchors from the Keychain drop-down list.

7. Click OK.

8. You will be asked to authenticate yourself. After successful authentication, the certificate will be installed system-wide.

9. Reboot your machine for the changes to take effect.

Note:  MAC OS X 10.4 or higher supports a compatible Safari browser version which makes use of Java 1.4.2 or higher.  The Entrust root CA is bundled with Java 1.4.2 or higher.

Affected Products:

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  • Entrust Certificate Services 2 Year Advantage SSL Certificate Version Not Applicable Language Not Applicable Platform Not Applicable
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  • Entrust Certificate Services Cert Admin Advantage Server Certificate 1 Year Version Not Applicable Language Not Applicable Platform Not Applicable
  • Entrust Certificate Services Cert Admin Advantage Server Certificate 2 Year Version Not Applicable Language Not Applicable Platform Not Applicable