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Brave under Linux

Logo BraveThe browser is available for different platforms (iOS, iPadOS, LinuxmacOS and Windows). Here we look at the settings under Linux (Ubuntu).

To access pages with the Brave that require "client authentication" with a certificate, a corresponding certificate must be imported. In the example we want to access the URL "" (the address does not exist).

If you have not imported a certificate, the error message "400 Bad Request - No requirred SSL certificate was sent" or "403 Forbidden" will appear when the address is accessed.

Import Client Certificate

A certificate comes in the form of a *.p12 file, which you receive from the provider of the respective service, including a password, e.g. by e-mail. Save the file to any location (in the example, the file with the name "CERT_pattern_karl_v2.p12" is located in the "Downloads" folder).

The Brave uses its own certificate store under Linux, so the certificate should be imported directly into it. Open via the "Hamburger menu" (1) the item "Preferences" (2).

In the settings, switch to the "Security" (3) section and click on "Advanced Settings" (4).

Select the item "Manage certificates" (5).

In the dialog "Manage Certificates" switch to the tab "My Certificates" (6) and click on the button "Import" (7).

Select the p12 certificate file (9) previously saved in the "Downloads" folder (8) and click on "Open" (10).

In the next step, enter the password (11). Then click on "OK" (12).

The certificate has now been added to the browser's certificate memory (13). You can view the organisation's certificates by clicking the down arrow .

The certificate is now imported.

Calling up the page (with installed certificate)

The corresponding page can be called up (in the example the page

The Brave now offers you the corresponding certificate to access the web server. Click on OK.

The page is opened (in the example a simple test page).

The workshop is now complete. The certificate has been successfully installed.