Exporting Certificate issue in Windows 10 for Point-to-Site RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    For Point-to-Site, I read in some articles, Root Certificate and Client Certificate is required to be exported from Windows 10. Moreover, I read steps for exporting certificates as follows:

    Windows + R; Run; mmc

    File > Add/Remove Snap-in...


    Select Certificates from Snap-in > Add > My user account > Finish > Ok

    In Console Root, Certificates > Personal > Certificates



    But in real scenario, I see options as below for exporting certificates.

    Please let me know, what I need to do now?

    With Regards



    Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:10 PM

All replies

  • Is the certificate you are trying to export a new self-signed certificate that you created, or other certificate? From what I can understand, there are no certificates at that location for your current user to export. 

    If you are trying to create a new self-signed certificate for use in an Azure P2S VPN, Here is a great doc to follow for the full process

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:17 AM
  • The link you shared explains two ways; with PowerShell and without PowerShell.

    I want to go without PowerShell.

    The link has same steps that I explained in the question but in actual, I don't see the options.

    Pls go through the link again, check steps without PowerShell and then compare with my question.


    Friday, May 29, 2020 8:02 PM
  • It looks like you are on the computer root certificate store, and you need to get to the current user's certificate store. 

    When you open up mmc.exe, you should be at the 'console root' location. Next, you will need to open the current user's certificates. This can be done by pressing file -> 'certmgr.msc' from the top menu. 

    If you do not see the option 'certmgr.msc' from the file menu, you will need to add it using the snap in:

    File > Add/Remove Snap-in...

     Select Certificates from Snap-in > Add > My user account > Finish > Ok

    And then you should be able to view the certificate. 

    You can also try opening 'certmgr.msc' directly from windows. 

    Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:03 AM