Remote Access Security Certificate
The security certificates for the city's remote access Web sites were issued by the City of Batavia's Information Systems Department. Because we're not a globally-recognized certificate provider, web browsers will present a warning about the integrity of the security certificate. Depending on how sensitive the browser is to certificate problems, it could make our remote access sites more difficult to use.
Web Browser Security Certificate for Remote Access
Directions For Installation
Installing Certificate for Internet Explorer
- View and save the certificate file.
- Use Windows Explorer to locate the file you just saved. It will have an icon that looks like a certificate award.
- Right-click the file, and choose the option "Install Certificate" from the pop-up menu.
- A wizard that appears to help you install it... Click "Next >" to begin.
- Select a certificate store by choosing "Place all certificates in the following store:", and then click the "Browse" button.
- A small window appears with a list of folders in it. Click on "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" and click "OK".
- The small window disappears. Click "Next >" to proceed.
- Click "Finish" to install the certificate. You may get a large message box asking you to confirm that you want to install a certificate from the City of Batavia Certificate Authority. Click "Yes" to confirm it.
- Finally, a small message box should appear that says the installation was successful.
Installing Certificate on Mac OS X
- View the link for the certificate file. Safari will save it in your Downloads folder.
- Open Keychain Access (under Applications/Utilities).
- Choose File, go to Import Items... from the menu bar.
- Ensure that the Destination Keychain is "login", and find the file you just downloaded in step 1 in your Downloads area.
- The details of the certificate will be displayed, and you will be asked to confirm that you want to trust this certificate. Choose "Always Trust".
Installing Certificate for Firefox
- View the link and save the certificate file.
- Open Firefox, and go to the Firefox menu, and then choose Options.
- Click on the "Advanced" icon, and then choose the "Certificates" tab. Then, click the "View Certificates" button.
- With the "Authorities" tab selected (it should have done that for you), click the "Import..." button.
- Change the "files of type" setting to "All Files", and then locate the file you saved in step 1.
- Check the box that says "Trust this CA to identify Web sites". Then, click OK.