Installing the LAFN Certificate on OS-X
This procedure only works for Tiger and possibly earlier versions.
To install the certificate you first have to download the pem format as
described on the previous page. Downloading it to the desktop is the easiest.
You will probably have to change the name to remove the .html extension.
The filename should be LAFN.pem.
- If downloading the certificate did not bring up the dialog box below, then
double click on the certificate icon. This will start up the Keychain Utility.
- Click on the Keychain pulldown menu and select X509Anchors
- Check the OK button. You will be requested to enter your id an password.
Please note this is the id and password for your OS-X administrator account,
not your LAFN account.
- Click on the OK button. This will bring up the Keychain Access window.
- Click on the X509Anchors Keychain and the Certificates category.
- Then scroll down to the LAFN CA entry.
- Select it. At the top it should show the certificate as valid.
- Double click on the LAFN CA entry to get the certificate information.
- Either scroll down to the Trust Settings or close the Details settings
and open the Trust Settings.
- Make sure all the setting are set to "Always Trust". If not, changing the
top one will generally change all of them.
- Close the certificate window.
- The certificate will now show as not in the trusted root database. This is normal and will be corrected when you quit and restart the Keychain Utility.
- Quit the Keychain Utility. The certificate is installed and ready to use.
You can now delete the certificate from your desktop. It is no longer needed.
- Check the certificate installation. Re-open the Keychain Utility.
- Set the keychain to X509Anchors and serch for the LAFN CA certificate. It should now show as a trusted root certificate authority.
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This page last updated: Sep 5, 2008