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SWIFT CA Certificate

How to install the SWIFT CA Certificate in the browser trust store

The SWIFT CA Certificate must be installed in the browser trust store to be able to activate and manage the tokens.

This article will show you how to install the SWIFT CA Certificate in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store.

How to install the SWIFT CA Certificate?

Please follow the steps corresponding to your browser.


Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge
  1. Click here to download the SWIFT CA Certificate, then choose Open option when prompted to open or save the certificate.
  2. When the certificate window opens, choose Install Certificate…. The Certificate Import wizard appears.
  3. In the wizard, choose Next. Then, when you are prompted for the Certificate Store, choose Place all certificates in the following store. Select the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store.
  4. Complete the remaining steps of the wizard and click Finish.
Firefox
  1. Click here to download the SWIFT CA Certificate, then choose Save as to save the file on your computer.
  2. Type in "about:preferences#privacy" in the Firefox URL bar and press "Enter" key.
  3. Under Certificates, click View Certificates. The certificate manager window appears.
  4. Select the Authorities tab and click the Import button.
  5. Browse to the location where you saved the ca.cer file. Select it and click OK.
  6. Tick the box "Trust this CA to identify websites." then click OK.

Why is the certificate required?

The client must be able to validate the authenticity of the server certificate. The SWIFT Certification Authority (CA) issues certificates to servers and clients that communicate over the SWIFT network. Validation of a server certificate requires the client to trust the SWIFT CA.

The CA is the root of trust for all certificates issued from the CA. Often on the Internet, server certificates are issued from a public Internet CA and the public CA certificate is already stored in the browser. The SWIFT CA is a private certification authority owned and maintained by SWIFT. The certificate must be manually added to the browser trust store.

Each client must add the certificate to the browser trust store to establish an HTTPS connection. Without first adding the certificate to the browser, a connection is not possible.

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