What Is "makecert.exe" on Windows 7

Q

What is "makecert.exe" on Windows 7? What can I use it for?

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A

"makecert.exe" is a Certificate Creation tool that allows you to generate X.509 certificates for testing purposes only.

"makecert.exe" creates a public and private key pair for digital signatures and stores it in a certificate file. This tool also associates the key pair with a specified publisher's name and creates an X.509 certificate that binds a user-specified name to the public part of the key pair.

The "makecert.exe" tool is automatically installed with Visual Studio and with the Windows SDK.

If you have a Windows 7 system with Visual Studio 8 installed, "makecert.exe" is located at:

"\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\sdk\v2.0\bin\makecert.exe"

 

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