How To Install ca-certificates on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install ca-certificates on Kali Linux. ca-certificates is Common CA certificates

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install ca-certificates on Kali Linux.

What is ca-certificates

Contains the certificate authorities shipped with Mozilla’s browser to allow SSL-based applications to check for the authenticity of SSL connections.

Please note that Debian can neither confirm nor deny whether the certificate authorities whose certificates are included in this package have in any way been audited for trustworthiness or RFC 3647 compliance. Full responsibility to assess them belongs to the local system administrator.

There are three ways to install ca-certificates on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install ca-certificates Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install ca-certificates using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install ca-certificates

Install ca-certificates Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install ca-certificates using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ca-certificates

Install ca-certificates Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install ca-certificates using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ca-certificates

How To Uninstall ca-certificates on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the ca-certificates package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove ca-certificates

Uninstall ca-certificates And Its Dependencies

To uninstall ca-certificates and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ca-certificates

Remove ca-certificates Configurations and Data

To remove ca-certificates configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge ca-certificates

Remove ca-certificates configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove ca-certificates configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ca-certificates

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install ca-certificates using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.