• Office of Technical Support Services

    BYOD Wireless Networks
    Certificate Installation Instructions


    In order for SSL (https://) communications to work properly on a device connected to any GNPS BYOD wireless network, a security certificate needs to be installed. On District owned equipment, this certificate is installed automatically. However, on personal devices, the certificate will need to be installed manually by the user.  This only needs to be done once on each device you plan to use on the GNPS BYOD wireless network.

    Below are instructions for installing the certificate on the most popular types of devices:

     

    iPad/iPhone:

    Click here to Download Certificate

    Click on “Allow” (if prompted)

    Click on “Install”

    Click “Install Now”

    Click “Done”

    IOS 11 and Later - Go to Settings > General > About > Certificate Trust Settings and make sure “GNPS-MWG” slider is enabled

     

    Android:

    Click here to Download Certificate

    Give the certificate a name.  You can use “GNPS-MWG”

    Click “OK”

    Note: You must have a pin code or a password installed on your device, otherwise it will not save the certificate.

     

    Safari or Chrome on Apple Computer:

    Click here to Download Certificate

    Click on “Finder”

    Click on “Applications” folder

    Click on “Utilities” folder

    Click on “Keychain Access”

    Click on “System” keychain on the left

    Locate the “gnps-mwg.crt” file that you just downloaded and drag it into the list on the right

    Double click on “GNPS-MWG”

    Under “Trust”, change “When using this certificate” to “Always Trust”

    Close the window.

    “GNPS-MWG” should now have a blue + sign instead of a red X.

     

    Chrome on PC computer:

    Click here to Download Certificate

    Open Chrome settings window from menu at top right

    Click “Advanced” at the bottom of the settings menu

    Click “Manage certificates”

    Click “Import”

    Click “Next”

    Click “Browse.”  In the drop down list, select “All Files” and locate the “gnps-mwg.crt” file that you just downloaded.  Click “Open.”  Click “Next.”

    Click radio button for “Place all certificates in the following store” then click “Browse.”  Select “Trusted Root Certification Authorities.”  Click “Next.”

    Click “Finish”

     

    Internet Explorer/Edge:

    Click here to Download Certificate

    Click “Open”

    Click “Install Certificate”

    Click “Next”

    Click radio button for “Place all certificates in the following store” then click “Browse.”  Select “Trusted Root Certification Authorities.”  Click “Next.”

    Click “Finish”

    Click "Yes" to any Security Warning to install the certificate

     

    FireFox:

    Click here to Download Certificate

    Click the check box for “Trust this CA to identify websites”

    Click “OK”

     

    Chromebook:

    Click here to Download Certificate

    Click on “Show Advanced Settings”

    Click on “HTTPS/SSL”

    Click on “Manage Certificates”

    Click on “Authorities”

    Click on “Import”

    Locate the “gnps-mwg.crt”

    Click to Accept trusting All

    Click Done