Generate Self Signed Certificate for Demo Purposes

Published on Friday, January 3, 2014 in

From time to time you might require a certificate and you want it fast. Mostly you see openssl commands flying around to get this job done. But recently I came across the following information and it’s actually pretty use to do with certreq.exe as well!

Cert.txt content:

; At least one value must be set in this section
Subject = "CN=sts.realdolmen.com"
KeyLength = 2048
Exportable = true
MachineKeySet = true
FriendlyName = "ADFS"
ValidityPeriodUnits = 3
ValidityPeriod = Years
RequestType = Cert
ProviderName = "Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider"
ProviderType = 12
KeyUsage = 0xa0
OID= ; this is for Server Authentication

The command:

certreq.exe -new .\cert.txt

A popup will appear asking you to save your certificate to a location of choice. And voila:


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