Install a Browser Certificate

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

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Motorcortex uses a secure (encrypted) connection. This means that installing a certificate is required, installing a certificate is different for every OS. Please select the OS that you are using:

Linux Windows MacOS

When using Linux Browser certificates can be installed directly in your browser. Please select the browser that you are using:

Chrome Firefox

Install a Certificate for Chrome

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.

After downloading the certificate it has to be installed. Installing this certificate is different for every Operating system. For Linux users it is only necessary to install Motorcortex Encryption Certificate. The following steps show how to install the Motorcortex Encryption Certificate.

  1. Open ⋮Settings menu in the top right corner of your Chrome browser.

  1. In the Settings go to the Privacy and Security tab expand with More and go to Manage certificates.

  1. In the Manage certificates tab go to the Authorities tab and click on the Import button.

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

  2. Next you will receive a pop-up check Trust this certificate for identifying websites and press OK.

  1. Check if the certificate is installed by checking the list of your certificates.

  2. Open a new tab in your browser and go to [Controller IP address]:8000, per default` 192.168.2.100:8000

  1. Fill in Server Address The IP address of the controller (Host), per default 192.168.2.100.

  2. Select secure connection by closing the lock icon 🔓/🔒.

  3. Fill in Login the admin as user.

  4. Use as password vectioneer.

  5. Click the Connect button. You should now be able to acces the Motorcotex Desk tool. If this is not te case make sure you take a look at Connection Troubleshooting.

  1. Congratulations you have installed a Motorcortex Certificate to your browser.

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

Install a Certificate for Firefox

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.

After downloading the certificate it has to be installed. Installing this certificate is different for every Operating system. For Linux users it is only necessary to install Motorcortex Encryption Certificate. The following steps show how to install the Motorcortex Encryption Certificate.

  1. Open Settings menu in the top right corner of the Firefox browser.

  1. In the Settings go to the Privacy and Security and scroll down to the Security section. now click Vieuw Certificates....

  1. In the Manage certificates pop-up go to the Authorities tab and click on the Import... button.

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

  2. Next you will receive a Downloading Certificate pop-up check Trust this CA to identify websites and press OK.

  1. Check if the certificate is installed by checking the list of your certificates.

  2. Open a new tab in your browser and go to [Controller IP address]:8000, per default 192.168.2.100:8000

  1. Fill in Server Address The IP address of the controller (Host), per default 192.168.2.100.
  2. Select secure connection by closing the lock icon 🔓/🔒.
  3. Fill in Login the admin as user.
  4. Use as password vectioneer.
  5. Click the Connect button. You should now be able to acces the Motorcotex Desk tool. If this is not te case make sure you take a look at Connection Troubleshooting.

  1. Click the Connect button. You should now be able to acces the Motorcotex Desk tool. If this is not te case make sure you take a look at Connection Troubleshooting.

  2. Congratulations you have installed a Motorcortex Certificate to your browser.

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

Last modified October 5, 2021: getting started update (32d7984)