Manually Installing the Root Certificate on Windows

Environment

Product
Product Version 1.0.0 and above
OS Windows

Description

How can I manually install the Fiddler root certificate on Windows?

Solution

It is recommended that you install the Fiddler Everywhere root certificate on Windows automatically. For the step-by-step guide, refer to the First Steps with Fiddler Everywhere on Windows article.

If the automatic installation and enabling of the trust certificate do not work, you can manually install the trust certificate:

  1. Make sure you already have FiddlerRootCertificate.crt file on your machine. To export the certificate from Fiddler Everywhere, use the Export Root Certificate option.

  2. Go to the Desktop and double-click the FiddlerRootCertificate.crt file.

  3. Click the Install Certificate... button.

  4. Select the Local Machine store location and click Next.

  5. Select the Place all certificates in the following store option and click Browse....

  6. Choose the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder and click OK.

  7. Click Next to go to the final step of Certificate Import Wizard.

  8. Click Finish. The Fiddler root certificate is now installed in your Windows certificate manager.

  9. Open the Fiddler Everywhere application, and go to Settings > HTTPS and check the Capture HTTPS traffic checkbox.

  10. Restart Fiddler Everywhere and start capturing HTTPS traffic.

If you are still unable to capture HTTPS traffic after the steps above, consider troubleshooting your configuration by looking up for possible errors logged in the Fiddler log files or contacting the Fiddler Everywhere support (through the Help > Contact Support option).

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