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Installing iBoss Browser Cert

This guide will assist in the download and installation of the iBoss web filter browser certificate.   You will need this cert to continue.  Please download the cert from the following location and save it locally on your machine:

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Chrome / Edge / IE

Mac OS X
Safari / Chrome


Safari and Chrome

Chrome OS


Windows Run Dialogue

Navigate to: Certificates - Local Computer→Trusted Root Certification Authorities→Certificates
Windows Certificates Menu

Right-click Certificates and select: All Tasks→Import...
Import Cert

Make sure “Local Machine” is selected as the location and select “Next” on the Cert Import Wizard
Certificate Import Wizard

Select “Browse…” to find the downloaded cert, and “Next” to continue
Browse for Cert

Verify that this will Place the cert in the “Trusted Root Certification Authorities” store and press “Next” to continue
Select Trusted root cert store

Confirm your settings and press “Finish” to complete the import

OK to close
Ok to close

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Select the Menu icon and choose Options from the menu
Menu - Options

Choose “Advanced” from the sidebar, then the “Certificates” tab, then “View Certificates”
Advanced - Certificates - View Certificates

Select the “Authorities” tab under Certificate Manager, then select the “Import…” button
Authorities tab - Import button

Browse to your downloaded cert, select it, and press “Open” to continue
Browse to cert - Open to continue

Select all available options for the cert trust and press “OK” to continue
Select all trust options - Ok to continue

Verify that it shows up in the list and press “OK” to close Certificate Manager
Verify cert exists - Ok to close

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Mac OS X
Safari and Chrome

You will need to be logged in as the administrator to make changes

Double click the cert to add it to the keychain

Change the drop down menu to add the keychain to “System”
Keychain - System - Add

Enter in the admin credentials for the Mac and select “Modify Keychain”
Admin credentials - Modify Keychain

Confirm by selecting “Always Trust”
Select Always Trust

Enter the admin credentials for the Mac and select “Update Settings”
Enter admin credentials - Update Settings

The cert should now be installed

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Same instructions as a Windows device found here:  Firefox Instructions


There are multiple ways to install the cert, this will cover the most direct and repeatable across most Android UI skins

Navigate to the Settings menu→Security→Credential Storage→Install from device storage
Settings - Security - Credential Storage - Install from device storage

Choose the location you saved the cert (default storage location for the browser)
Device Storage→Download(s)
Device StorageDownload directory

Select the cert and press “Done” to continue
Select cert - Done to continue

The cert should populate with a name, (if not enter Under the "Credential use" drop down select "WIFI" from the list, Select “OK” to continue
Verify cert name

You should see a message confirming the installation
Confirmation of installation

To verify the installation simply return to the Credential storage section in Security and select “Trusted credentials”
Settings - Security - Credential Storage - Trusted credentials

Select the “user” tab to find all user certs
View Cert

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Safari and Chrome

Use Safari to pull the cert from, it should open an “Install Profile” dialogue window
Select “Install” from the top right portion of the window
Cert install

Select “Install” from the top right portion of the Warning window
Warning acknowledgement

Select “Install” when it asks to confirm to Install Profile
Install Profile

Select “Done” from the “Profile Installed” dialog window
Select Done from the Profile Installed window

Chrome OS

From the Chrome browser select the menu button and open “Settings”
Chrome settings

Scroll down and select “Show advanced settings”
Show advanced settings

Scroll down and select “Manage certificates” under HTTPS/SSL
HTTPS/SSL - Manage certificates

Select the “Authorities” tab, and then the “Import…” button
Authorities tab - Import

Navigate to the cert you downloaded, select it then select “Open”
navigate to cert and select open

Select all items on the trust verification window, then select “OK” to continue
select all trust settings - ok to continue

Verify that it shows up now under “Authorities” and select “Done” to close the Certificate manager window

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