Installing the Zyte CA certificate#
On some operating systems or web browsers, using Zyte services like Zyte API may require installing the Zyte CA certificate.
You can tell that is your case when every attempt to use a given Zyte service results in an error about SSL certificate verification.
To install the Zyte CA certificate, download the certificate and follow the instructions below for your operating system or web browser.
Win key + Rhotkey and input
mmcin Run to open the Microsoft Management Console window.
In the opened window select
Certificatesand press the
In the Certificates Snap-in window select
Computer account > Local Account, and press the
Finishbutton to close the window.
OKbutton in the Add or Remove Snap-in window.
Back in the Microsoft Management Console window, select
Certificatesunder Console Root and right-click
Trusted Root Certification Authorities.
From the context menu select
All Tasks > Importto open the Certificate Import Wizard window from which you can add the Zyte CA certificate.
More details can be found here.
Open Keychain Access window (
Launchpad > Other > Keychain Access).
Systemtab under Keychains, drag and drop the downloaded certificate file (or select File >
Import Items...and navigate to the file).
Enter the administrator password to modify the keychain.
Crawlera CAcertificate entry, expand Trust, next to When using this certificate: select
Close the window and enter the administrator password again to update the settings.
Install the downloaded Zyte CA certificate file:
sudo cp zyte-ca.crt /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/zyte-ca.crt
Update stored Certificate Authority files:
Open Preferences, visit Privacy & Security tab, scroll down to the Certificates section, click View Certificates… button to open Certificate Manager.
Under Authorities tab click Import… button, navigate to the certificate file.
In the opened window (You have been asked to trust a new Certificate Authority (CA)) check the first option Trust this CA to identify websites and click the OK button to finish importing the certificate.
Click the OK button to save settings and exit Certificate Manager.
Click the triple-dot icon in the top right corner and choose
Scroll to the
Privacy and securitysection and click on
Scroll down to find and click
The next steps will depend on the operating system. In the case of macOS, the previous action will open the
Keychain Access, see macOS above. In the case of Windows, the Certificates application should appear, select
Trusted Root Certification Authoritiestab, click
Import...button, navigate to the certificate file, verify the import was successful and the installed certificate is displayed under Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab, close the Certificates window.
In case of requiring a certificate with PKCS#12 format, you can generate it with the following OpenSSL command:
openssl pkcs12 -export -nokeys -password pass: -in zyte-ca.crt -out zyte-ca.p12