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Mark the self-signed GeoEvent Server certificate as trusted by Internet Explorer

ArcGIS GeoEvent Server uses HTTPS to encrypt all administrator transactions. Every HTTPS server must be configured with a certificate for HTTPS clients to connect. During startup, GeoEvent Server creates a self-signed certificate to use for its HTTPS connections if one is not configured. This means the first time you access ArcGIS GeoEvent Manager, you may have to import the self-signed certificate into your store of trusted certificates.

If you do not change the certificate configured with GeoEvent Server, your browser warns you about a problem with the website's security certificate. This happens because the GeoEvent Server certificate is not marked as trusted by your browser.

Complete the following steps to connect to the GeoEvent Server protected endpoints:

  1. Using Microsoft Edge on a Windows machine, open ArcGIS GeoEvent Manager by browsing to Alternatively, you can open GeoEvent Manager from the operating system shortcut installed with GeoEvent Server.

    The following security certificate error message appears:

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  2. Click the Continue to this website (not recommended) link.

    The sign-in page for GeoEvent Manager appears.

  3. Click the certificate error and click the View Certificates link in the Untrusted Certificate window.

    The Certificate window appears.

  4. Click Install Certificate.

    The Certificate Import Wizard appears.

  5. Click Next.
  6. Choose the Place all certificates in the following store option and click Browse.

    The Select Certificate Store dialog box appears.

  7. Choose Trusted Root Certificate Authorities and click OK.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Finish.

    A Security Warning message appears, confirming the import was successful.

  10. Click Yes.

    A Certificate Import Wizard message appears and confirms the import was successful.

  11. Click OK twice and close Internet Explorer.
  12. Using Internet Explorer, open GeoEvent Manager again and confirm that no warnings or certificate errors display.

Proceed to Log in to GeoEvent Manager.