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Android - SSL Certificate Installation
Posted by , Last modified by on 09 July 2013 03:57 PM

This network employs a technology called SSL filtering which allows your network's administrators to filter out harmful or inappropriate Web content such as viruses and pornography. In order for this technology to work effectively, the network's filtering unit must issue to your computer or mobile device a file called an SSL certificate.

This guide will help you install the SSL filtering certificate for Android-based mobile devices, including the Nexus, Galaxy, Droid, and Evo, as well as several other phones and tablets.


Step 1

First, click the Download Certificate button; this will download the certificate file to a temporary location on your device. Visit your domain's portal page to download a certificate. By default, this is https://portal.cipafilter.com.

 

Step 2

Android certificate name prompt

 

You will be prompted to enter a name for the certificate. Enter whatever you like (cipafilter is recommended), and then tap OK or the Enter button on the keyboard.

(Note: These images show the default Web browser on Android 4.0, running on a Galaxy S III; Android devices vary greatly, so you may not see exactly the same thing if you are using another device or a different version of Android; however, the general process and wording should be the same.)

 

Step 3

Depending on your device and its configuration, you may be prompted to enter your device PIN. If you don't have a PIN set, you may be prompted to create one.

 

Step 4

Android certificate installation confirmation

 

You will see a confirmation that the certificate has been installed.

 

Step 5

You're done! You may continue browsing as usual; in most cases, you will not notice anything different after the certificate is installed.



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