Installing Burp's CA certificate in Internet Explorer
Last updated: October 14, 2021
Read time: 2 Minutes
If you previously installed a different CA certificate generated by Burp, you should remove it before installing a new one.
To install Burp's CA certificate in Internet Explorer, proceed as follows:
Right-click on the Internet Explorer icon and select "Run as administrator".
With Burp running, visit
http://burpsuite in Internet Explorer. You should be taken to relatively plain web page containing a link to download the CA certificate. If not, please refer to the proxy troubleshooting page. Depending on what went wrong, you may be taken there automatically.
Click "CA Certificate" to download your unique Burp CA certificate. Take note of where you save this.
Open the downloaded file. The "Certificate" dialog will open. Click "Install Certificate". In the "Certificate Import Wizard" dialog, click "Next". Select "Place all certificates in the following store" and click "Browse".
In the "Select Certificate Store" dialog, select "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" and click "OK".
Click "Next" and then "Finish". Close all dialogs and restart Internet Explorer. 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.
Removing Burp's CA certificate from Internet Explorer
To remove Burp's CA certificate from Internet Explorer:
- Right-click on the Internet Explorer icon and select "Run as administrator".
- Open the "Internet Options" and, on the "Content" tab, click "Certificates".
- On the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" tab, select "PortSwigger CA" and click "Remove".
- Select "Yes" each time you are prompted and then restart Internet Explorer.