Solved

Where do I place the test certificate?

Posted on 2014-03-31
2
173 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-09
First, thank you for your time.

My goal is to test the application I wrote on my local machine - I am not yet deploying it to another server.
 
Within Visual Studio, I created a test certificate.  Using the Certificates addin of mmc, I can see that this certificate resides in the "Current User - Certificates" store.  I believe (and tell me if I am correct), this certificate needs to be copied to the "Local Computer - Trusted Root Certification Authorities" store.

According to the directions I found online, it is simply a matter of clicking on the certificate and choosing Copy.  Then go to the "Local Computer - Trusted Root Certification Authorities" store and choosing Paste.

However, the Paste command is not available to me.  The Paste command is available in other stores just not this one.  Also, the certificate that Visual Studio created has a Key on the icon.  I notice that all the certificates in the "Local Computer - Trusted Root Certification Authorities" store don't have this little Key on the icon.

Again, all I want to do at this time is test my application on my local machine using this test certificate.  

How do I get this certificate into the appropriate store?

Thank you very much.
0
Comment
Question by:MichaelDavidCarr
2 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
becraig earned 500 total points
ID: 39977079
Since you are in the MMC, simply open the certificate and go to details
Then double click the root certificate and go to details and copy to file.
Save as file.cer and then go back to local computer - trusted root ...
Expand certificates right click and import

Point to the file you just created and complete the wizard.

That's it
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:MichaelDavidCarr
ID: 39990261
I'm sorry it took so long to respond.  Thank you very much.
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

If I have to fix slow responding website my first thoughts are server side optimizations: the database may not be optimized or caching is not enabled, or things like that. We often overlook another major part of our web application: the client. We o…
It was really hard time for me to get the understanding of Delegates in C#. I went through many websites and articles but I found them very clumsy. After going through those sites, I noted down the points in a easy way so here I am sharing that unde…
Wufoo.com provides powerful tools for surveying targeted groups, and utilizing data from completed surveys to find trends, discover areas of demand or customer expectation, and make business decisions on products or services.
Use Wufoo, an online form creation tool, to make powerful forms. Learn how to selectively show certain fields based on user input using rules to gather relevant information and data from your forms. The rules feature provides you with an opportunity…

825 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