"makecert.exe -r" - Create Self-Signed Root Certificate


How to create a self-signed root certificate using "makecert.exe"? I want to issue and sign certificate for others.

✍: FYIcenter.com


If you want to create a self-signed root certificate, you can use the "makecert.exe -r" option as shown in this tutorial.

"\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\sdk\v2.0\bin\makecert.exe" 
-n "CN=FYIcenter Root CA" -r -ss TestStore


The above command with the "-r" option generated a self-signed certificate that can be used as a root CA certificate to sign other certificates. The private key and certificate are all stored in the system certificate store called "TestStore".

You can verify the result in the certificate store using "certmgr.msc" tool: makecert.exe - Self-Signed Root Certificate


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