The first time you access the VM Portal, you must install the certificate used by the {virt-product-fullname} {engine-name} to avoid security warnings.

Installing the CA certificate in Firefox

  1. Go to the VM Portal URL, and on the welcome page, click CA Certificate

  2. A file named pki-resource (with no file extension) will download.

  3. Open the Options/Preferences window:

    • Windows: Open the Tools menu and select Options…​

    • Mac: Open the Firefox menu and select Preferences…​

    • Linux: Open the Edit menu and select Preferences

  4. Select Privacy & Security, and scroll down to Certificates.

  5. Click View Certificates…​ to open the Certificate Manager, and select the Authorities tab.

  6. Click Import…​

  7. Select the file of the Root Certificate that you want to import (change file type to All Files to view the downloaded file).

  8. Select the check boxes indicating the trust options, and click OK.

  9. Click OK in the Certificate Manager, and close the Options/Preferences window.

  10. Make sure all Firefox processes are stopped.

  11. Restart Firefox and go to the VM Portal URL. A lock icon in the address bar indicates that the CA certificate is installed.

Installing the CA certificate in Google Chrome

  1. Go to the VM Portal URL, and on the welcome page, click CA Certificate

  2. A file named pki-resource (with no file extension) will download.

  3. Go to Settings  Advanced  Manage Certificates  Authorities tab and click IMPORT.

  4. Select the file of the Root Certificate that you want to import (change file type to All Files to view the downloaded file).

  5. Select all the check boxes indicating the trust options, and click OK.

  6. Close Chrome and makes sure all the Chrome processes are stopped.

  7. Restart Chrome and go to the VM Portal URL. A lock icon in the address bar indicates that the CA certificate is installed.