Obamas birth certificate can be found online and accessed by anyone, according to The White House Blog. Obama was born in Hawaii and had to request the Hawaii State Department of Health to make an exception to release his long form birth certificate to the public. The birth certificate can be found online as a pdf file.
Obama believed the issue of his birth certificate was a distraction from more important issues facing the country. When Obama asked the Hawaii State Department of Health to release his birth certificate, one reason the organization released it was the large amount of requests it had received. Obama reportedly hoped that with the release of the birth certificate, the country could move on to bigger issues with the future of the country.