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Installing Burp's CA certificate in Chrome - Windows

  • Last updated: November 25, 2022

  • Read time: 2 Minutes

To test applications in your own browser over HTTPS, you need to install Burp Suite's CA certificate.

Before attempting to install Burp's CA certificate, make sure that you have successfully confirmed that the proxy listener is active and have configured your browser to work with Burp

Note

If you previously installed a different CA certificate generated by Burp, you should remove it before installing a new one.

To export a CA certificate from Burp Suite:

  1. Make sure that Burp Suite is running.
  2. Visit http://burpsuite in Chrome.
  3. On the "Welcome to Burp Suite Professional" page, click CA Certificate to download your unique Burp CA certificate.
  4. Make a note of where you save the CA certificate.
download CA certificate

Note

If you don't see the "Welcome to Burp Suite Professional" page, please refer to the proxy troubleshooting page. Depending on what went wrong, you may be taken there automatically.

To install the CA certificate in Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and go to the Customize (hamburger) menu.
  2. Select Settings and open the Privacy and security menu.
  3. From the Security menu, select Manage certificates.
  4. Select the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab and click Import.
  5. Click Next, and browse to the CA certificate that you exported from Burp Suite.

    Note

    Burp Suite's CA certificate is in .der format. You need to set the file filter format to All Files.

  6. Click Open.
  7. Make sure that the Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store is selected and click Next.

    IE download CA certificate
  8. Click Finish and then click OK.
  9. Restart Chrome.

Removing the CA certificate from Windows

To remove the Burp Suite CA certificate from Windows:

  1. Open Chrome and go to the Customize (hamburger) menu.
  2. Select Settings and open the Privacy and security menu.
  3. From the Security menu, select Manage certificates.
  4. Select the certificate and click Remove.
  5. Click Yes > Yes to confirm, and then click Close.

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