SSL Certifcates

Hello, can I make my own SSL cert with an crt extension?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you have a Certificate Server, you can create your own Self-Signed Certificates.

but if you register, you can also create Certificates here for FREE, which have a better root ca.

http://www.startssl.com/
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
Is certificate server something within Win 2012?
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north_Commented:
It depends on what you are needing the cert for. what is your aim?
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
I am trying to setup a remote desktop connection broker for lan connection only
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Daniel HelgenbergerCommented:
You need to install Active Directory Certificates server role.
To create a certificate, you basically need a signing Certificate Authority (CA).
The wizzard will create a new CA for your domain with will automatically propergated in your domain.
Then, you can create domain certs directly form IIS admin.

The problem with hat is these certificates are not automatically trusted outside your domain, anyone else will get a cert error notice in the browser.

If you just want to create certificates -
you not need a domain based CA. All this can be done with OpenSSL command line tools or EasyRSA:
http://www.guettinger.com/OpenSSL/OpenSSL.html
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Dave HoweSoftware and Hardware EngineerCommented:
easiest tool for crt and pfx files is the xca - unless you need to support java keystores, where the keytool iui is superior.

both are free and do not require an enterprise os or any experience with the command line :)
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
xca works good
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