How to create a self signed X.509 certificate under Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server?

Posted on 2006-06-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-04

I need to create a self signed X.509 certificate.  How do I do this under Windows XP or 2003?

I have a few machines I need to protect with drive encryption, and I don't want to go through the trouble right now of setting up a CA at my organization.

I know I can use selfssl to create a SSL cert, but I need it in X.509 format.

Question by:JRuiter
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    Greetings JRuiter,

    Check this:,,.htm

    Good Luck!


    Author Comment

    I found a package called "TinyCA" that runs under Linux.  Its basically an interface to openSSL.  I've used it to create certificates and export them in X.509 format.
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    by:Naser Gabaj
    How about what I've suggested, I bleive it do the job, and I'm wondernig why it took so long to decide if it helps you or not ???

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