Would you like to learn how to create a self-signed certificate using Powershell? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to create a self-signed certificate on a computer running Windows.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 11

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Tutorial Windows - Create a self-signed certificate

As an Administrator, start a new POWERSHELL command-line prompt.

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Create a self-signed certificate using Powershell

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List the certificates in the machine personal store.

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Here is the command output.

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Export the public key of the certificate.

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Here is the command output.

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Import this certificate as a trusted root certification authority.

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Here is the command output.

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Access the certificate file and verify if the system trusts it.

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Congratulations! You are able to create a self-signed certificate on Windows.

Tutorial Powershell - Self-signed certificate commands

Generate a self-signed certificate with multiple alternative names.

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Export the public and private keys of the certificate to a protected file.

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Congratulations! You are able to create a self-signed certificate on Windows.