How to create a code signing certificate request for Visual Studio 2010

Posted on 2010-09-16
Last Modified: 2012-08-14 issues code signing certificates very cheap. But... I need to supply a certificate request. How do I create that one?
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Generate a Certificate Request
Binny ch replied to Sachin Mishra20-Dec-08 12:30 AM
To generate a certificate request  
1. Start the IIS Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.  
2. Expand your Web server name and select the Web site for which you want to install a certificate.  
3. Right-click the Web site, and then click Properties.  
4. Click the Directory Security tab.  
5. Click the Server Certificate button within Secure communications to launch the Web Server Certificate Wizard.  
6. Click Next to move past the welcome dialog box.  
7. Click Create a New Certificate, and then click Next.   8. The dialog box has the following two options:          
* Prepare the request now, but send it later            
This option is always available.          
* Send the request immediately to an online certification authority            
This option is available only if the Web server can access one or more Microsoft Certificate servers in a Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 domain configured to issue Web server certificates. Later on in the request process, you are given the opportunity to select an authority from a list to send the request to.    

8. Click Prepare the request now, but send it later, and then click Next.  
9. Type a descriptive name for the certificate in the Name field, type a bit length for the key in the Bit length field, and then click Next.      The wizard uses the name of the current Web site as a default name. It is not used in the certificate but acts as a friendly name to help administrators.  
10. Type an organization name (such as Contoso) in the Organization field and type an organizational unit (such as Sales Department) in the Organizational unit field, and then click Next.  
11. In the Common name field, type a common name for your site, and then click Next.  
12. Enter the appropriate information in the Country/Region, State/province, and City/locality fields, and then click Next.  
13. Enter a file name for the certificate request.      After you submit the request to a CA, the CA sends back a certificate contained in a file. You would then restart the Web Server Certificate Wizard.  
14. Click Next. The wizard displays a summary of the information contained in the certificate request.  15. Click Next, and then click Finish to complete the request process.      The certificate request can now be sent to a CA for verification and processing. After you receive a certificate response from the CA, you can continue and install the certificate on the Web server, once again by using the IIS Certificate Wizard

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