UC Davis Library SSL Information

The UC University Library uses self-signed SSL Certificates. In order to recognize these certificates as valid, you must install our Certificate Authority (CA) certificate in your browser.

This is also necessary for library staff to use the secure IMAP email protocol.

CA Cert Installation in Internet Explorer

  1. Download the UCD Library CA Certificate

  2. After clicking on the CA Certificate, a dialog box will open asking you if it is safe to proceed. Choose "Yes."

  3. You will then be prompted to "Open, Save," or "Cancel," please select "Open."

  4. You will then see a dialog box labeled "Certificate." At the bottom of the dialog box, please click on the box labeled "Install." Then choose "Next" in the following two dialog boxes. Then choose "Finish."

  5. If a dialog box then asks "if you would like to add the following certificate to the root store," then choose "Yes."

  6. The CA certificate is now installed.

CA Cert Installation in Firefox

  1. Download the UCD Library CA Certificate

  2. After clicking on the CA Certificate, a dialog box will open asking you to trust "UCD Library http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ssl" for different purposes. Check the boxes next to "Trust this CA to identify web sites," "Trust this CA to identify email users," and "Trust this CA to identify software developers." Click "OK."

  3. The CA certificate is now installed.