on 1. February 2013 07:18
We are doing a lot of work these days with OAuth and at its core OAuth really relies on Certificates the public and private key setup to do the things it does. So of course I need to create a Certificate for my new shiny OAuth Resource and Authorisation Servers. No problem you think, since everything these days is about Security, this should be a snap.
Well it’s not, go ahead and google it. I tried about 7 different variations of “create new x509 Certificate”. Lots of links how to do that in code, but I really don’t want to write my own UI. There is the commandline MakeCert supplied by the Microsoft .Net SDK, and if you are powershell type of person (I most definitely am not, I like GUI) then just do a search on “MakeCert” and you’ll find lots of commandline examples.
But luckily Pluralsight.com’s CTO, Keith Brown, is my type of guy (A GUI Guy) and he has a made a nice (well programmer nice) UI app for creating your own certs that he details here, or you can just download his project code from here.
Anyways, happy Cert Making.