What is HKIEd Certificate Authority (CA)

The HKIEd Certificate Authority (CA) is operated by OCIO. HKIEd CA issues digital certificates for servers in order to enable SSL in web sites as well as proofing web site identity. Although HKIEd CA is not recognized by the HKSAR Government as a public CA, the certificates issued could be used to enhance the security of communications in various HKIEd computer applications.

Install HKIEd Root CA Certificate

In order to better work with some HKIEd applications (such as accessing iLeave System), you need to install the HKIEd Root CA Certificate into your Internet browsers. By installing the HKIEd Root CA Certificate, all digital certificates issued by HKIEd CA will be 'trusted' automatically.

If you need to install the root certificates on your personal computer, you can follow the steps below.

  1. Please download the HKIEd Root CA Certificate .
  2. Double-click the downloaded file to open it, you will see a Certificates window, similar to the one as below:
    Certificates window
  3. Click '+' on the left panel and select the "Certificates" folder.
  4. Double-click the certificate (e.g. "HKIEd Root CA") on the right panel to start the installation one by one (You need to install all 3 certificate on your PC)
  5. Then click the "Install Certificate" button.
    Install Certificate button
  6. When the "Certificate Import Wizard" appears, click "Next.
    Certificate Import Wizard windows
  7. Choose "Place all certificates in the following store" and click "Browse....
    install procedure step
  8. Tick the option "Show physical stores" first, then highlight "Local Computer" which under "Trusted Root Certification Authorities". And click OK button.
    install procedure step 2
  9. When you see the "Security Warning" window, click "Yes" to confirm the installation.
    Security Warning window
  10. Click "Finish" to complete the installation.
    complete the installation window
  11. Then you can start to install the next certificate (repeat step 4 to 10).