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Error importing certificate in chrome -The Private Key for this Client Certificate is missing or invalid

Ramón | Last updated: Apr 17, 2021 03:37PM UTC

I am having problems with chrome importing the burpsuite certificate I am getting this error: Certificate Import Error The Private Key for this Client Certificate is missing or invalid This only happens to me after a chrome update. Chromium and firefox work fine

Ramón | Last updated: Apr 17, 2021 03:38PM UTC

this is the chrome version im using: Version 89.0.4389.128 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Michelle, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Apr 19, 2021 08:22AM UTC

Thanks for your message. When you import the Certificate into Chrome, which tab of the dialog are you on? Are you on the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" tab? There's a screenshot showing what you should see in this article: https://portswigger.net/burp/documentation/desktop/getting-started/proxy-setup/certificate/chrome I hope this helps, please let us know if you have any questions

Colm | Last updated: Jun 12, 2022 03:15PM UTC

TLDR: Use the "Authorities" tab in Chrome, not the "Your Certificates" tab. I had this issue as well and I was indeed on the wrong tab. I was on the "Your certificates" tab. This is for "client certificates" i.e. certificates that you own & can use to verify your identity to a server. So it makes sense that you'd need a private key for these! See this answer for more detail: https://superuser.com/a/1276793/656361. Also see here for the difference between client vs. server certs: https://cheapsslsecurity.com/blog/client-certificate-vs-server-certificate-simplifying-the-difference/.

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