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Creating a Certificate Request File

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How do I generate a key pair and certificate request file to send to someone to sign for Windows. this certificate is for client authentication NOT for a website.
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by:alikoank
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you can use openssl or ssleay (they both are unix programs)

or:

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/security1.2/sigcert/

as a further step:

if you want your clients to sign their e-mails
http://www.verisign.com/products-services/security-services/pki/pki-application/email-digital-id/index.html

if you want to sign your clieant applications (code signing)
http://www.verisign.com/products-services/security-services/code-signing/index.html

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by:vinny45
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this client cert is for an asp.net application in windows 2003, sorry i should've mentioned that. will your links work? the cert request is for a specific someone.
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by:alikoank
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yes, they will work. certificates are standart. But .NET package should contain a tool for this. I am not familiar with .NET but a quick google search turned out tools like

signcode.exe
makecert.exe

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/cptools/html/cpgrfCertificateCreationToolMakeCertExe.asp
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by:vinny45
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does makecert create a key pair and Certificate Request File? thanks for all the suggetions though
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alikoank earned 500 total points
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no, you use strong name tool (sn.exe) to create key pair. After you created your key pair go to verisign and apply for digital id.

csr (certificate signing request is not needed for code signing, you cast fill out an online form)

for details please follow the links in my previous comment.
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