Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

What are the contents of "extended properties" when exporting a certificate in Windows IIS?

Posted on 2010-11-12
2
Medium Priority
?
3,507 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
When you go to export a certificate in IIS, the wizard has a checkbox for exporting "extended properties". I can't find anywhere what this is referring to and whether I should check it or not.
0
Comment
Question by:MrVault
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Gary Davis earned 500 total points
ID: 34123009
Extended Properties has to do with an exported certificate that contains your private key.

From http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3625624/inserting-certificate-with-privatekey-in-root-localmachine-certificate-store-f :

To be able to save information about the key container in the certificate store Microsoft introduced so named Certificate Extended Properties.

Gary Davis
0
 

Author Comment

by:MrVault
ID: 34124789
Your article linked to here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa376523.aspx

which then linked to here which contains all the properties:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa376079.aspx

So can you explain a scenario where I would have important data in those extended properties and thus would want to export them when creating a PFX file?

Sorry, I'm kinda new to all this certificate talk. I just knew I needed an SSL cert for encrypting our websites and one that customers' browsers would know and trust. I just followed the wizard the cert provider told me to but they didn't address whether I should or should export the extended properties.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer” and an SSL certificate is a critical component to keeping your website safe, secured, and compliant. Any ecommerce website must have an SSL certificate to ensure the safe handling of sensitive information like…
As tax season makes its return, so does the increase in cyber crime and tax refund phishing that comes with it
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation. This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse. How to solve incompa…

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question