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The Northern Territory Government controls external access to the ILIS system using the SSL Protocol. The following guide has been written assist end users with SSL certificate installation.

SSL Certificate Guide

What is an SSL Certificate?


Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol that provides secure communications on the Internet for such things as web browsing and other data transfers.  ILIS uses the SSL protocol to ensure secure communications can be established between the ILIS Web Server and client machines (i.e. your computer).

A "certificate" is small file that is sent to ILIS clients. This file contains important information such as client name and expiry dates. The ILIS Server requests this information from the file located client machine, and if the server accepts the client file as valid,  an encrypted connection is established.

How do I get an SSL Certificate?

An SSL Certificate file is created by ILIS Support after your ILIS Application has been approved. This file is then emailed directly to clients for installation.

In most cases, an ILIS SSL Certificate will expire 12 months from date of creation (usually the day you receive your welcome email.).  ILIS Support will create a new certificate file prior to your current file expiry, and email the new file to the registered email address on your ILIS account.

The certificate issuer is the Northern Territory Government.

What is my Password for SSL Certificate Installation?

To install your certificate, you will require a password. This password is independent of your ILIS password.

Your password should be provided to you on the same email that contained the certificate. Please contact ILIS Support if you require assistance with your SSL Certificate password.

How do I install the certificate?

Importing a Secure Certificate (Internet Explorer 6.0)
The following procedure demonstrates how to import a Secure Certificate in order to
access ILIS online. This procedure is also available to download as a PDF file.

  • Double click on the certificate zip file.
  • Choose “Open” and the Certificate Import Wizard should start.
  • Read the information within the text box and click Next.
  • Another text box will appear, asking you to specify the file you wish to import.
  • The file path and name should already appear in the field to the left of the
  • Browse button.
  • Click Next.
  • The next screen to appear will require you to enter your Certificate password.
    (This password was supplied to you on the original certificate email from ILIS Support. Please contact ILIS Support on 08 8995 5322, or email if you need it.)
  • Leave the two tick boxes blank.
  • Once you have entered the certificate password, click Next.
  • When the next screen appears, choose the default. “Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate.”
  • Click Finish.

Removing an expired certificate (Internet Explorer 8.0)
Users should also remove any expired (or soon to expire) certificates. Your browser may continue to load the expired/invalid certificate until it is removed.

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Click on “Tools” (which is located on the menu bar at the top of the screen and select “Internet Options”.
  • Click on the “Content” tab.
  • Click on the “Certificates” button.
  • Highlight the certificate you want to remove (check the expiration date) and click on the “Remove” button then click “Yes” to confirm.

For further assistance contact:

ILIS Support (08) 8995 5322


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