Internet Explorer 7 and Self-Signed SSL certificates

By | 12 July 2009

A self-signed certificate is signed by its own creator. Because of this, the certificate is not trusted by web browsers. Users can continue, but have to bypass a security message. You can fix this by trusting your own certificate.


  • Click on Continue to this website (not recommended)
  • Click on Certificate Error in the red colored address bar


  • Click on View certificates
  • In the Certificate dialog, press Install Certificate
  • In the Certificate Import Wizard, click Next
  • On page 2 of the wizard, select Place all certificates in the following store and click Browse;
  • In the Select Certificate Store dialog, select Trusted Root Certification Authorities, click OK


  • In the wizard, click Next, click Finish
  • If a security message pops up, choose Yes