Giving a Friendly Name to certificate when adding from certmgr.exe RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have a certificate "mytestcert.cer" created from makecert.exe and I want to provide a batch file using certmgr.exe to import the cert to CurretnUser MY store with a "Friendly Name". How can I do this?


    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:13 AM

All replies

  • I think the best way to do this is using certreq to create the cert [and its corresponding key]. Certreq takes an "inf" file as input which specifies what the resulting request [or cert] should look like.

    In your case, I think you want to use an inf file like:

        Subject = "CN=My Test Cert"
        Exportable = true
        RequestType = Cert 
        FriendlyName = "My Own Friendly Name"


    And then run certreq -new my.inf out.cer


    Out.cer will be the cert with the given friendly name. The cert will also be installed in your MY store.


    Monday, January 9, 2012 3:20 AM
  • Thanks Andrew, I will try this.
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:26 PM
  • This is just creating a CSR (a request) that would then be submitted to the CA.

    This is old so I assume the asker has solved his issue but just wanted to be clear this is not creating a certificate.

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:02 PM