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Swiss Army Knife of X.509 Certificate Tools

Swiss Army Knife of X.509 Certificate Tools

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Anyone who has dealt with X.509 certificates when trying to design, test and deploy secure Web services will know what an ordeal it can be to locate certificates in various cert stores using different cert identifiers, modify security properties of the private key to allow services accounts to sign or decrypt messages and all the other messing around that is associated with X.509 certificates. I happened to bump into Christian Geuer-Pollmann from the European Microsoft Innovation Center last week - and he showed me an awesome tool they have built to greatly simplify such challenges. This tool is available for download from here.

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