Install the root ca to your OS

Install the custom remote-shell root ca to the trusted store on different OS

October 7, 2020
sysadmin certificate authority self hosting root CA

Why ?

If you are using some of the non public services, you may want to store our self signed root certificate in your OS, so that browsers are happy with the https sites

On Android:

  • Download the remote-shell root certificate here
  • Open your phone’s Settings app.
  • Tap Security then Encryption & credentials.
  • Tap Install a certificate.
  • Tap CA Certificate
  • Identify yourself
  • Tap where you saved the certificate ( probably in the downloads )
  • Tap the file. (If needed, enter the key store password. Tap OK.)
  • Tap OK.

On Mac OS:

  • Download the remote-shell root certificate here
  • Open up Keychain Access by searching it on Spotlight (clicking the Magnifying glass located on the upper right corner).
  • Select File > Import Items. Navigate to the file downloaded. Select System as “Destination Keychain” if asked ( older macos will not ask )
  • Enter password if prompted
  • On some older Mac OS version you also need to do the following:
    • Right click on the certificate in Keychain Access and select Get Info
    • Expand the Trust section
    • Under When using this certificate select Always Trust.
  • Log out to take effect and relog.

On Linux: