I have upgraded my search admin database and it just can't seem to find the necessary certificate even though I made a crawl rule for it

The error goes like this every time I crawl:

Cannot find or access the client certificate specified for crawling this site.

  • Ssl works normally for SharePoint browsing
  • Certificate is added to trust in SharePoint Central admin

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Needed to set permission for crawl account on certificate:

WinHttpCertCfg.exe -g -c LOCAL_MACHINE\MY -s 'certificatename'  -a crawlaccount 
  • got rid of error, but a New one now is: Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository
    – Skruf
    Jun 9, 2015 at 13:11

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