In Windows there are several ways to create your own, self signed certificates. Some methods involve installing 3rd party tools or using command line tools. With the Aloaha CertificateCreator your own digital certificate is just one simple click away.
Just download the tool from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20338532/neverdelete/AloahaCertificateCreator/AloahaCertificateCreator.zip or https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20338532/neverdelete/AloahaCertificateCreator/AloahaCertificateCreator.exe
and start it directly. It is a portable tool so it does NOT need to be installed nor does it leave any traces behind!
Now you just fill in your name, choose the right store and define if the private key should be exportable or not. Once you click Generate and the certificate has been generated a small confirmation window will pop up.
When you choose the store please note the “Current User Store” is ONLY available for the currently logged on user. If you want that services, other users, etc. have access please use the “Local Machine Store”.
Per default generated certificates are exportable. That means you can easily export the certificate and private key into a .PFX file to take to any other machine to import it there. The PFX can also be imported to a smart card or any PKCS #11 token.
If you need to make sure that the private key CANNOT leave the machine then you need to DISABLE exportable. This is useful if you want to certificate encrypt a file or PDF (please see the PDF Crypter) in such a way that it CANNOT be opened on any other machine.
With the commercial version of this tool you have the chance to use it with command line parameter or even as a .NET Component for your own projects. Please contact email@example.com for further information.