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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 Cookbook for Developing SOA Applications by Steven Cheng

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Managing X.509 certificates installed on service machine

In addition to how to generate test X.509 certificates, another thing WCF developers might also be interested in is how we can manage the X.509 certificates already installed on a certain Windows machine.

In this recipe, we will demonstrate three common means for looking up and viewing certificate information on a given machine.

How to do it...

Now, let's take a detailed look at the certificate management means one by one.

  1. Use certificates MMC snap-in.

    The first and the most commonly used means is using the certificates MMC snap-in to lookup certificates. MMC (Microsoft Management Console) is a component of Windows 2000, and later Windows NT-based operating systems that provides system administrators ...

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