Selecting the certificate to add

The certificate authority (CA) is the authority that validates the server. The certificate to add to the CA list is the authority certificate, not the server certificate.

There are default certificates known by browsers like:

Get the server issuer certificate (and all the parents, grandparents, and so on).

For example, if your server is validated by Thawte, add the Thawte certificate to the list.

To check whether your certificate is the CA certificate, search for the CNs (Common Names) in the .cer files. The CA Subject entry should be the Issuer CN in the server certificate. Running the openssl command as follows outputs the CN:

openssl x509 -in server.pem -noout -subject

subject= /C=ZA/ST=Western Cape/L=Cape Town/O=Thawte Consulting cc/OU=CertificationServices Division/ CN=Thawte Server CA /

To convert a .cer certificate to the .pem format used by Genero Web Services run the following openssl command:
openssl x509 -inform DER -in server.cer -outform PEM -out server.crt