Deleting a Root CA Certificate

This section provides a tutorial example on how to delete a root CA certificate from a certificate store using the certificates console on a Windows system.

After exported the Go Daddy certificate to a file, I can try to delete it from the root CA certificate store now.

1. Click "Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > MyCertificatesConsole.msc". "MyCertificatesConsole" window shows up.

2. Open "Certificates (Local Computer) > Trusted Root Certification Authorities > Certificates" in the Console Root tree. A list of all certificates in "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" store shows up.

3. Select "Go Daddy Class 2 Certification Authority" and click "Delete" from the "Action" menu. A warning message shows up: "This is a root certificate. Deleting this certificate will invalidate this CA. Are you certain you wish to delete this certificate?"

Delete Certificate on Windows
Delete Certificate on Windows

4. Click the "Yes" button. The Go Daddy certificate is deleted from the certificate store now.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

 Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox

 HTTPS with Microsoft Edge

 Using HTTPS with Apple Safari

 HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)

 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

Deleting a Root CA Certificate

 Importing a Root CA Certificate from a File

 Dispabling a Root CA Certificate

 RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and Server Certificate

 macOS Certificate Stores and Keychain Access

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Comodo Free Personal Certificate

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word

 Digital Signature - 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials


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