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Self Signed Certificates export/import PI-WEBAPI 2015 R3

Question asked by VCampus-METCO on Mar 12, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2016 by gregor


When using self-signed certificates the webapi tutorial within PI Square suggests that to prevent in Chrome the URL generating a certificate error message each time it is accessed, the certificate can be exported then reimported back in as a trusted certificate.


The example shown uses Chrome to do this. However the ability to export the certificate is not possible if using IE11, which is what I have to use because Chrome is not permitted within my environment.


Is it valid to just go into the certificate snap-in and to manually move the certificate from where the WebAPI Installer creates the certificate into the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" path? Or is there some other way to do the equivalent of what is possible in Chrome? I see for example that you can do an export in MMC to a file then reimport it, but the certificate format is not the same as generated from Chrome.