HealthVault FAQ

This blog hosts FAQ questions (and answers) for developers using the HealthVault SDK

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  • Blog Post: Running a HealthVault Application in IIS without installing a certificate in the certificate store

    Starting with the HealthVault 0908 SDK release , HealthVault applications can run with an application’s certificate stored in a file store instead of in a certificate store by setting the ApplicationCertificateFileName key and its value in the web.config file. We often noticed that the developers...
  • Blog Post: Creating your own ApplicationId and certificates

    The Microsoft HealthVault SDK comes with a few sample applications and ApplicationIds which you can use in order to explore the platform and even to get started on your own application. But at some point in your application development process, you will want to customize your ApplicationName and Logo...
  • Blog Post: More About Certificate Errors

    Here is some help on diagnosing some of the common modes of failure with HealthVault certificate management. Access denied The most common cause of this error is that the application can find the certificate but the account running the app does not have the proper permissions to utilize its private...
  • Blog Post: Certificate Errors

    Got a good question today from a long-time HealthVault Developer -- at least they are long-time in terms of the short history of HealthVault. If your application certificate is not configured correctly, either on your app server or on the HealthVault server, the first time that you will see an error...
  • Blog Post: Certificate Management

    We get a lot of questions about managing your HealthVault application certificate. When your application initiates a connection to HealthVault, it uses its unique private key to encrypt the first handshake message that it sends. HealthVault then uses a public key to verify that the sender of this message...
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