Issue with Digital Certificate for IIS on XP for development purposes
Posted on 2012-03-14
I have an issue related to the above subject title.
My requirement is that I need to sign a message using the Private Key and verify it's authenticity using the Public Key. And also there's a possibility in the tool that the message could be encrypted by the Public Key and decrypted by the Private Key.
The code is done on a VS 2010 solution (C#.Net; web application) in my development environment which is a Win XP running IIS 6. Now, to test this application, I need the Private Key and Public Key. So, I did the following:
1. I requested for a digital certificate from my machine's IIS server.
2. I received the following from our IT operations divition: a ".der" file, a ".p7b" file, two ".pem" files
3. Using MMC I installed the ".p7b" file (which corresponds to the public key, i guess) under Certificates (Local Computer) --> Personal --> Certificates. This action was successful.
4. I opened the newly installed certificate which shows it's details on a Certificate dialog box.
But, the problem is that it does not show the Private Key on that dialog box.
How to get the Private Key there?
Thanks a lot for your support.