Installing Burp's CA certificate in Chrome
Last updated: September 9, 2021
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Unfortunately, the process for installing Burp's CA certificate for use with Chrome differs slightly depending on your operating system.
Installing Burp's CA certificate in Chrome - Windows and MacOS
Unlike other browsers, Chrome does not have its own trust store. This means that you do not install Burp's CA certificate directly in Chrome. Instead, you install Burp's CA certificate in your computer's built-in browser (Internet Explorer on Windows, Safari on MacOS) and Chrome will automatically use the certificate as well.
If you want to use Chrome with Burp, please follow the process for installing the CA certificate in the relevant browser for your operating system:
Once you have successfully installed Burp's CA certificate on your computer's built-in browser, restart Chrome. With Burp still running, try and browse to any HTTPS URL. If everything has worked, you should now be able to browse to the page without any security warnings.
Installing Burp's CA certificate in Chrome - Linux
On Windows and MacOS, the Chrome browser picks up the certificate trust store from your host computer. However, on Linux you'll need to install the certificate via the browser settings.
With Burp running, visit
http://burpsuite in Chrome. You should be taken to a relatively plain web page that says "Welcome to Burp Suite Professional". If not, please refer to the proxy troubleshooting page. Depending on what went wrong, you may be taken there automatically.
In the top-right corner of the page, click "CA Certificate" to download your unique Burp CA certificate. Take note of where you save this.
Open the Chrome browser settings by opening the menu in the top-right corner of the browser and clicking "Settings".
In the Chrome settings, search for "Certificates" and select the option "Manage certificates".
In the "Certificates" dialog, go to the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" tab and click the "Import" button.
Click "Browse" and select the
cacert.der file that you downloaded earlier. Then click "Next".
Select the option "Place all certificates in the following store" > "Trusted Root Certification Authorities"
Click "Next" and then "Finish". A message will indicate that the certificate was successfully imported.
Close and restart Chrome. With Burp still running, try and browse to any HTTPS URL. If everything has worked, you should now be able to browse to the page without any security warnings.