Installing root certificates on Android devices

A root certificate is a public key certificate issued by a trusted certificate authority (CA). Root certificates are used to verify custom certificates and guarantee their identity.

Kaspersky Security Center lets you add root certificates to be installed on Android devices to a trusted certificate store.

These certificates are installed on user devices as follows:

To add a root certificate in Kaspersky Security Center:

  1. In the console tree, in the Managed devices folder, select the administration group to which the Android devices belong.
  2. In the workspace of the group, select the Policies tab.
  3. Open the policy properties window by double-clicking any column.

    Complete the following steps within 15 minutes. Otherwise, you may face an error when saving changes to the policy.

  4. In the policy Properties window, select the Root certificates section.
  5. In the Root certificates section, click Add.

    The file explorer opens.

  6. Select a certificate file (.cer, .pem, or .key) and click Open.

    The Certificate window opens.

  7. View the certificate information and click Install Certificate.

    This starts the standard Certificate Import Wizard.

  8. Follow the wizard's instructions.

    After the wizard is finished, the root certificate appears in the list of certificates.

  9. Click the Apply button to save the changes you have made.

Mobile device settings are configured after the next device synchronization with the Kaspersky Security Center.

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