How to manually install the Securly SSL certificate on Windows


You will need to install the Securly SSL certificate on your Windows machine to ensure that Securly is able to filter all HTTPS sites browsed there effectively.

An executable file and installation video that shortens the process is also available here

If you want to install the Securly SSL certificate manually, follow the process below:

  1. Download the certificate attached at the end of this article.
  2. Right-click ‘Start’ and select ‘Run’. 
  3. Type in ‘mmc’ and click ‘OK’. windowssl1.png
  4. On the ‘User Account Control’ screen click ‘Yes’.
  5. Once ‘Microsoft Management Console’ opens click ‘File’ and select ‘Add/Remove Snap-in’. windowssl3.png
  6. In the left menu select ‘Certificates’ and click ‘Add’. windowssl4.png
  7. On the next screen click the radio button next to ‘Computer account’ and click ‘Next’. windowssl5.png
  8. Click ‘Finish’. 
  9. Once you are returned to the ‘Add or Remove Snap-ins’ screen click ‘OK’.
  10. In the Microsoft Management Console’ window click on ‘Certificates (Local Computer)’. windowssl7.png
  11. Right-click on ‘Trusted Root Certificate Authorities’ in the left pane and select ‘All Tasks’ and then ‘Import’.        windowssl8.png
  12. Click ‘Next’ in the ‘Certificate Import Wizard’. 
  13. Browse to where you saved the Securly certificate and select it. Then click ‘Open’. windowssl9.png
  14. On the Certificate Store window ensure that it says ‘Trusted Root Certificate Authorities’ and click ‘Next’.             windowssl10.png
  15. Click ‘Finish’ and then 'OK'. 
  16. You should see the Securly certificate showing in the certificates folder at this point.

Later this Fall, Securly's current SSL Certificate will expire. We have provisioned a brand new SSL Certificate available below which expires in 2034. While to get up and running today you only need to have the original SSL Certificate Installed, we recommend that you install both SSL Certificates at the same time to ensure when the original expires, you are at no loss of service.

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