PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v2.20, by Dr. Herong Yang
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?"
4. Click the "Yes" button. The Go Daddy certificate is deleted from the certificate store now.
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