Secured https:// connection is crucial in an open environment such as internet-café, airports and hotels where the network transmission are usually unprotected. Without https://, anyone can monitor your internet traffic and extract sensitive information such as passwords or your banking details.
You only have to install the Arkserve CA certificate once for each machine and browser you intended to connect securely to this website.
Different web browsers use different process to install certificates. This page lists the procedures for the more common web browsers: Firefox, Chrome, MISE Internet Explorer, Opera & Safari.
For other browsers, please google search for "[your-browser-name] install CA certificate". They should accept one of the following certificate formats: CRT, PFX or CER.
After installing the certificate, we recommend that you
change your shortcut to this website to https://
so that communication between this website and your browser
is always protected.
Please keep your browser up-to-date. Always use the latest version
Chrome uses the certificates installed via IE (Windows), Safari (MacOS) or NSS (Linux).
If you prefer to install using Chrome on Windows or MacOS, you can start the Chrome browser and follow the steps listed for IE (Windows) or Safari (MacOS) to install the certificate.
For Linux, run the following commands:
$ sudo apt-get install libnss3-tools
$ wget -O ark_pca2.crt "http://arkserve.com/sys/doc/ssl/ark_pca2.crt"
$ certutil -d sql:$HOME/.pki/nssdb -A -t TC -n "Arkserve CA" -i ark_pca2.crt
IMPORTANT: Internet Explorer before version 10 have incomplete or non-compliant support for internet browsers standards. We *support only* Internet Explorer version 10 or later.
You may be asked to enter the administrator username and password. Click "OK" and after successful authentication, the certificate will be installed.
Safari on Windows uses the certificates installed via IE (Windows).
If you prefer not to use IE, you can start the Safari browser and follow the steps listed for IE to install the certificate.