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How to Create a Temporary X.509 Certificate for Transport Security

- J.D. Meier, Carlos Farre, Jason Taylor, Prashant Bansode, Steve Gregersen, Madhu Sundararajan, Rob Boucher
Use the following steps to create a temporary X.509 certificate for transport security:
  1. Create a certificate to act as your Root Certificate Authority

makecert -n "CN=RootCATest" -r -sv RootCATest.pvk RootCATest.cer
  1. Install your Root Certificate Authority on the server and client machines. Use MMC to install the RootCATes.cer on client and server machines in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store
  1. Create and install your temporary service certificate

makecert -sk keyName -iv RootCATest.pvk -n "" -ic RootCATest.cer -sr localmachine -ss my -sky exchange -pe
  1. Use Inetmgr to configure the web site and virtual directory to use the certificate and to require SSL to secure communication

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Last edited Jun 13, 2008 at 9:32 PM by prashantbansode, version 1


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