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Old 09-01-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Installing Certificate Authority on Linux Mint


This may sound easy, but it's not. I'm at college, and they require to download and install certificates to access the internet. I installed them onto firefox. I was able to export them from firefox to install them on my laptop so I can install software. The only problem is, the internet requires a login to gain access. How to I do that. I need to install software, and the Mint Software Manager cannot access the internet (only because the internet requires certificates and a login).

Thanks in advance
 
Old 09-01-2014, 09:59 PM   #2
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It's a shot in the dark, but try putting the certificates in /etc/ssl/certs.

I recently have been learning how to use Mutt (which I am liking more and more). On my Mageia box, I did not have the required certificates to establish an ssl connection with Gmail and the certificates package was not in the Mageia repos (Debian has the package).

I copied the necessary cert from /etc/ssl/certs on my Debian box to /etc/ssl/certs on the Magiea box, and I was able to connect to Gmail.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 10:18 PM   #3
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It didn't work. Any other ideas?
 
Old 09-02-2014, 08:28 PM   #4
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I'm afraid I'm out of ideas, never having had to deal with this, but I'm sorry; I was hopeful.

Is your university IT department willing to help or do they hide behind "we support only Windows"?
 
Old 09-02-2014, 09:02 PM   #5
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Right now, any program other than a web browser cannot access the internet even on Windows and Mac. They claim that they are trying to get it fixed, but I'm not holding my breath (It might never happen).

Thanks for your help anyway.
 
Old 09-02-2014, 09:40 PM   #6
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Right now, any program other than a web browser cannot access the internet even on Windows and Mac.
Wow. It sounds like this is not a Linux-related problem. As we used to say when I worked tech support, something must be seriously broke.

Keep us posted. I for one would really like to hear how this turns out.

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