Category Archives: PKI

How to request custom certificates using the MMC snapin

A common misunderstand is that creating a certificate signing request (CSR) requires an Internet Information Service (IIS), an Exchange Admin Center console. On any Windows computer, you can use the Certificates MMC snap-in to create custom certificate signing requests, like SAN certificates for web server (for server authentication). First open the Certificates MMC snap-in: Log… 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 »