5.1. Trusting an HTTPS MetaDefender Core Server

In order to allow a MetaDefender Kiosk to work properly with a MetaDefender Core server, configured to use HTTPS, the certificate must be trusted on the system the MetaDefender Kiosk resides on.

Trusting local or remote self signed security certificate

If you are using this guide on the local computer you should access and install the certificate from the DNS address (e.g. https://frosty7c/)

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access the MetaDefender Core dashboard (e.g. https://frosty7c/)

  2. Click Continue to this website

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  3. Click Certificate error

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  4. Click View certificates

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  5. Click Install Certificate...

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  6. Select either Current User or Local Machine and click next

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  7. Select Place all certificates in the following store and click browse

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  8. Select Trusted Root Certification Authorities and click OK

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  9. Select Next, then select Finish

  10. Restart your Internet Explorer and navigate to the same page again

  11. You should now see a locked padlock instead of a certificate error

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  12. Run certmgr.msc

  13. Select Trusted Root Certification AuthoritiesCertificates

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  14. Right click the DNS nameAll TasksExport

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  15. Click Next → Next → Browse

  16. Choose anywhere to save the certificate and hit save

  17. Click Next → Finish

  18. Run mmc

  19. File → Add or Remove Snap-in

  20. Select Certificates and click Add

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  21. Select Computer account and hit next

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  22. Click finish then click ok

  23. Select Trusted Root Certification Authorities → Certificates

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  24. Right click CertificatesAll TasksImport

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  25. Click next

  26. Select the file you created previously

  27. Click Next → Next → Finish