Retrieving an Advanced Certificate (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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To install a server certificate for the Web server running on the Windows CE-based device, you need to first request a certificate from a certificate server.

To submit an advanced certificate request

  1. On your development workstation running Platform Builder, open Internet Explorer.
  2. Open https://<ServerName>/certsrv, where ServerName is the name of the Windows 2000 Web server where the certification authority you want to access is located.
  3. Select Request a certificate.
  4. Select advanced certificate request.
  5. Select Create and submit a request to this CA.
  6. Fill in any identifying information requested and any other options that you require.
    FieldDescription
    NameName of the machine that requires the certificate.
    Type of Certificate NeededSet this field to "Server Authentication Certificate"
    Key OptionsCheck the following boxes:
    • Mark keys as exportable
      • Export keys to file
      • In the Full path name field: Enter a name for the private key file. This file will be saved on your hard drive.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Acknowledge all the security warnings that appear.
  9. In the Create Private Key Password dialog box, enter a password for the private key, and choose OK.
  10. On the Certificate Issued page, click Download the certificate and save the certificate (.cer) file to your hard drive.

The private key (.pvk file) and the certificate (.cer file) are now stored in the hard drive of your development workstation. You can now install the certificate on the Windows CE-based device functioning as the Web server. For more information, see Installing the Certificate on a Windows CE-based Web Server.

See Also

How to Setup a Server Certificate for a Windows CE Web Server


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