Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 Web Client Scale-Out Deployment: Installing SSL Certificates On Client Machines

Microsoft Dynamics GPTo avoid certificate errors with the Web Client, the security certificate from the web server needs to be installed onto the client machines (i.e. all of the PCs which will be running IE to connect to the website).

Before the certificate is loaded, you’ll see the following error when navigating to the GP web client:

Certificate Error: Navigation Blocked - Windows Internet Explorer

n Internet Explorer, click Tools >> Internet Options, select the Content tab and click Certificates:

Internet Options - Content

Switch to the Trusted Root Certificate Authorities tab and click on Import…:

Certificates

On the Welcome to the Certificate Import Wizard click Next to continue:

Certificate Import Wizard

On the File to Import step enter the location of the certificate or click the Browse… button:

Certificate Import Wizard - File to Import

I opted to click Browse… and have changed the view to show Personal Information Exchange files. Locate and select the required certificate; the one for the web server running the web client:

Open

Once selected, click Next:

Certificate Import Wizard - File to Import

Enter the password used when the certificate was exported and click Next:

Certificate Import Wizard - Password

Ensure the Certificate Store is set to Trusted Root Certificate Authorities:

Certificate Import Wizard - Certificate Store

Confirm your selections and click Finish:

Certificate Import Wizard - Completing the Certificate Import Wizard

You’ll be warned that you’re about to install a certificate from a certification authority (CA) which Windows cannot validate; accept this warning by clicking Yes:

Security Warning

A confirmation dialog will be displayed when the import is successfully completed:

Certificate Import Wizard: The import was successful

The imported certificate will show in the list of certificates. Click Close and then OK to close the Internet Options:

Certificates

Refresh the page in IE and the certificate warning should disappear:

Internet Explorer

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