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Windows Security, Select Certificate - which app or programm asks this, how to disable RRS feed

  • Question

  • Since a recent Windows 10 update, about end of September I constantly get the Windows Security question popping up: Select Certificate. Design of message is new Win10. I have the certificates since a long time.

    It propose sany of my certs in random manner, iPhone to one the email certs or cert for signing PDF.

    Which app fires that question? IE/Edge my guess, Outlook.. Firefox.

    How to disable? 

    Bad UI design, no context shown.

    I've only found older reports on IE, which didn't helped: 
    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ieinternals/2009/09/02/client-certificate-selection-prompt/
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/696a4a00-423a-4e52-91d5-b6a8b1e28f24/how-to-prevent-ie-windows-security-confirm-certificate-and-request-for-permission-to-use-a-key?forum=w7itprogeneral
    http://smallbusiness.chron.com/disable-windows-digital-certificate-prompt-47707.html
    http://windowsitpro.com/security/configuring-windows-automatically-select-certificate-if-user-has-only-one

    Thanks for directions.

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:55 PM

All replies

  • This web site is for help in writing apps. And you are not writing one. Thus your question is off-topic here. Think this is like a book author's forum. We discuss book writing, yes, but we do not fix error in each other's books. You need to find the author of the book to fix a book. 

    Nobody here can act on behalf of the Windows team. You can go post to the Windows forums on answers.microsoft.com or just use the feedback app to send the feedback to the Windows team directly (the people on answers would probably tell you the same thing).  




    Visual C++ MVP

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:31 PM
  • Thank you for you kind advice. I know.

    It was an MS Support person saying that this question is wrong in answers.microsoft.com in post de-de/windows/forum/all/windows-security-select-certificate-which-app-or/cdd02f7a-cc3e-49ba-9906-550ebe6c5bb and that I should post it under MSDN.

    I claimed to them that it is wrong here, among 'developers', but did as told.

    Monday, November 28, 2016 2:25 PM
  • I think they automatically think it is a developer issue when you link to MSDN. I doubt they really finished reading your question. You clearly stated that the prompt is from an app that you need help to identify, certainly you are not the author of the app. 


    Visual C++ MVP

    Monday, November 28, 2016 6:05 PM
  • please contact Microsoft and the product support for Window 10 operating system.
    Friday, February 10, 2017 4:39 AM