Install a Browser Certificate

A certificate is required to support a secure (encrypted) connection between your PC and Motorcortex.

Motorcortex applications are using Transport Layer Security (TLS) for end-to-end encryption of the communication channel between the server application and its clients. To be able to connect to your Motorcortex application you need to use a special certificate signed by Vectioneer.

Download a standard Motorcortex Encryption Certificate by clicking the download button below. The download should start automatically and should appear in your downloads folder.

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After downloading the certificate it has to be installed. Installing this certificate is different for every Operating system. Please select the OS that you are using:


On Ubuntu browser certificates have to be installed on every separate browser. please select the browser that you will be using.

Select your browser:


The following steps show how to install the Motorcortex Encryption Certificate for Google Chrome.

  1. Open ⋮ vertical menu on top right corner of your browser.

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  2. Open Settings menu.

  3. In the Settings go to the Privacy and Security

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  4. Expand the tab with More

  5. Go to Manage certificates.

  6. Go to the Authorities tab.

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  7. Click on the Import button.

  8. Select the mcx.cert.pem that you have downloaded by pressing the download button in the top of this page.

  9. Next you will receive a pop-up check Trust this certificate for identifying websites

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  10. press OK.


The following steps show how to install the Motorcortex Encryption Certificate for Mozilla Firefox.

  1. Open ≡ vertical menu on top right corner of your browser.

  2. Open Settings menu.

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  3. In the Settings go to the Privacy and Security

  4. Scroll down to the Security section. now click View Certificates....

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  5. In the Certificate Manager pop-up go to the Authorities

  6. Click on the Import... button.

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  7. Browse to and open the mcx.cert.pem that you have downloaded.

  8. Next you will receive a Downloading Certificate pop-up check Trust this CA to identify websites

  9. Press OK.

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  1. To do that double click on the downloaded vectioneer-ca.crt file and Open the file.

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  2. In the Certificate pop-up click Install Certificate.

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  3. The Certificate Import Wizard will pop-up, select the store location (per default Current User) where you want to install the certificate. either and click Next.

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  4. Now the certificate store has to be selected. select Place all certificates in the following store.

  5. Click Browse.

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  6. In the Select Certificate Store choose Trusted Root Certification Authoities

  7. Click OK.

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  8. The Trusted Root Certification Authorities will show in the Certificate store: bar. Click Next.

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  9. Completing the certificate import wizard click Finish.

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  10. Because a certificate will be installed to the Trusted root certification Authorities a warning will pop up. click Yes.

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  11. The import was successful will show, click OK.

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  12. Make sure to Reboot Windows for the changes to take effect.


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Testing the Certificate.

  1. Login to your motorcortex.io account. If you don’t have a account yet make sure to to register for an account.

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  2. Enter Motorcortex Desk by clicking Desk in the left menu. This will open the Motorcortex Desk login page.

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  3. Fill in the server address per default this is 192.168.2.100.

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  4. Close the lock🔒 button to select a secure connection.

  5. Click the Connect button, per default a login an password is not needed.

  6. You should be able to access the Motorcotex Desk tool. If this is not te case make sure you take a look at Connection Troubleshooting.

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  7. Congratulations you have installed your Motorcortex Certificate.

The next step is to Deploy a app to your controller using motorcortex.io. Deploy App

Last modified April 1, 2022: Replace *Linux* with *Ubuntu* (9e3fdb69)