Import a certificate into an Internet Explorer instance

Complete this procedure to import a certificate to an instance of Internet Explorer (IE) on a single user’s machine. This procedure applies to Internet Explorer 11.

How to

  1. In IE, go to Internet options:
    1. In the main menu, select Tools > Internet options.
    2. Click the gear icon and select Internet options.
  2. In the dialog, click the Content tab.
  3. Click Certificates.
  4. Click the Trusted Root Certificate Authorities tab.
  5. Click Import.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Browse or type the location where the certificate is stored, and click Next
  8. Make sure that Place all certificates in the following store is selected, and click Next.
  9. Click Finish.

Next steps

  1. Open the certificate and confirm information such as the issuer and expiration date is correct.
  2. After the certificate is activated in ETP, confirm that the certificate is used when navigating to a URL. Do the following:
    1. Right-click the webpage and select Properties.
    2. In the Properties dialog, click Certificates.
    3. View general information such as the issuer and associated dates. Click Details to view more information.