OGC Certificate Authority

OGC CA Root Certificate

OGC uses a self signed root certificate, which means it has not been signed by an already trusted Certificate Authority. The OpenGIS Certificate Authority is being used to issue certificates to identify servers at The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. OGC Web and e-mail servers, for example, use their certificates to provide SSL connections. In order for software to verify certificates signed by the OpenGIS CA, the CA's root certificate must be installed in the software and accepted as trustworthy.

Download OGC Root CA, to trust all certificates signed by OGC.

Importing the OpenGIS CA Root Certificate

Follow the directions below to import the certificate:

  1. Go to http://www.opengeospatial.org/ssl/ with your web browser.
  2. Click on the "Download OGC Root CA" link above.
  3. Follow the procedure to accept a root certificate for the browser being used:
    • In Firefox, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x, or Opera on Windows, Mac or Linux, a wizard will guide you through the installation automatically.
    • In Internet Explorer, select open from its current location, when the certificate is displayed, click on the button "Install Certificate" and follow the wizard (default options are ok).
    • Other web browsers should be similar, follow their instructions.
Note: If you are having issues importing the certificate in Internet Explorer 8 please try the following during the import process.  Instead of the default Certificate Store select the option "Place all certificates in the following store" and then Browse to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities