Creating Certificate Console as a MMC Snap-In

This section provides a tutorial example on how to create certificates console as MMC (Microsoft Management Console) snap-in on a Windows system.

Here is what I did to create MMC (Microsoft Management Console) snap-in to manage certificate stores on my Windows system.

1. Run "mmc.exe" from a command line window. A blank Console window shows up.

2. Click "Add/Remove Snap-in" from the "File" menu. The "Add/Remove Snap-in" dialog box shows up with a list of "Available snap-ins".

3. Select "Certificates" and click "Add". The "Certificates snap-in" options dialog box shows up.

4. Select "My user account" and click "Finish". This allows me to manage certificates for my login account only.

5. Select "Certificates" and click "Add" again. Select "Computer account", then select "Local computer" this time. This allows me to manage certificates on this computer for all login accounts.

6. Click "OK" on the "Add/Remove Snap-in" dialog box to accept the new snap-in.

7. Click "Save" from the "File" menu. The "Save As" dialog box shows up.

8. Enter "MyCertificatesConsole.msc" as the file name and click "Save".

Congratulations, a new MMC snap-in called, MyCertificatesConsole.msc, has been created under "All Programs" > "Administrative Tools" > MyCertificatesConsole.msc.

The picture below shows you some dialog boxes used in this tutorial:

Create Certificate Console on Windows
Create Certificate Console on Windows

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

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 HTTPS with Microsoft Edge

 Using HTTPS with Apple Safari

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 Android and Server Certificate

 iPhone and Server Certificate

Windows Certificate Stores and Console

 Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

Creating Certificate Console as a MMC Snap-In

 Exporting a List of Root CA Certificates

 Viewing Certificate Properties and Purposes

 Exporting a Root CA Certificate to a File

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 Importing a Root CA Certificate from a File

 Dispabling a Root CA Certificate

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 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

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 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Comodo Free Personal Certificate

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word

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 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials

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