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Do Not Use Temporary Certificates in Production

- J.D. Meier, Carlos Farre, Jason Taylor, Prashant Bansode, Steve Gregersen, Madhu Sundararajan, Rob Boucher

Use temporary certificates when you are developing and testing your WCF service. Temporary certificates are cheaper than production certificates and are easier to create. Once you are ready to deploy, replace your temporary certificate with a production certificate provided by a certificate authority.

Temporary certificates can be created using the makecert utility. If you are deploying a WCF service for a real-world production environment, use a certificate provided by a certificate authority (CA) such as Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Certificate Server or a third party.

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Last edited Jun 13, 2008 at 12:39 AM by prashantbansode, version 1


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