Category Archives: PKI

How to request custom certificates using the MMC snapin

A common misunderstand is that creating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) can only be performed using tools like Internet Information Service (IIS) or the Exchange Admin Center console. On any Windows computer, you can use the Certificates MMC snap-in to create custom certificate signing requests, including wildcard and multi-SAN certificates for web server authentication. How… Read More »

How to create a custom self signed certificate with PowerShell

From time to time you may need a custom certificate for testing or troubleshooting purposes. If you do not have access to a lab where you have an Enterprise Certificate Authority running, generating a self signed certificate is often a quick and convenient way of getting a usable certificate. As a word of caution, a… Read More »