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Q: How can I make IE8+ trust a self-signed certificate?
A: Follow these steps to make Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 and higher trust a self-signed certificate.
  1. Browse to the site whose certificate you want to trust
  2. When told "There is a problem with this website’s security certificate.", choose "Continue to this website (not recommended)"
  3. Select ToolsInternet Options
  4. Select SecurityTrusted sitesSites
  5. Confirm the URL matches, and click "Add" then "Close"
  6. Close the "Internet Options" dialog box with either "OK" or "Cancel"
  7. Refresh the current page
  8. When told "There is a problem with this website’s security certificate.", choose "Continue to this website (not recommended)"
  9. Click on "Certificate Error" at the right of the address bar and select "View certificates"
  10. Click on "Install Certificate…", then in the wizard, click "Next"
  11. On the next page select "Place all certificates in the following store"
  12. Click "Browse", select "Trusted Root Certification Authorities", and click "OK"
  13. Back in the wizard, click "Next", then "Finish"
  14. If you get a "Security Warning" message box, click "Yes"
  15. Dismiss the message box with "OK"
  16. Select ToolsInternet Options
  17. Select SecurityTrusted sitesSites
  18. Select the URL you just added, click "Remove", then "Close"
  19. Now shut down all running instances of IE
  20. Start up IE again

The site’s certificate should now be trusted. If not, proceed to step 1.