Install Root Certificates on Android
This procedure is based on installing the root certificate on a Google Nexus phone running Android 4.0.4. It uses Internet Explorer in Windows 7 to download the certificate. You need to connect the phone to the PC using a USB cable in order to transfer the file to the device. For other phones you can use removable memory cards or email to transfer the file.
- Connect the phone to the PC using a USB cable.
- In Internet Explorer, browse to the File Director Website or File Director Admin Console as follows:
- Website: https://<server_address>
Admin Console: https://<server_address>
The browser displays a security warning.
- Click Continue to the website.
- In the address bar, right-click the certificate and select View Certificates.
- On the certificate dialog, click the Details tab.
- Click Copy to file.
In the wizard, select Base-64 encoded binary X.509 (.CER) and save the file locally on the PC.
You must install this certificate as a trusted certificate for the Android device.
Copy the file to the root of the Android internal storage.
For the Google Nexus this is Computer > Galaxy Nexus > Internal Storage.
- Disconnect the phone from the PC.
- On the phone, pull down the status bar and click the settings button beside the date.
- Select Security > Credential storage > Install from storage.
- Verify the certificate name and click OK.
Android adds the certificate to the phone trusted certificates.
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