Following on from my post a couple of days ago about using MakeCert to generate a self-signed certificate, this is one way in which you can test that the generated certificate is working correctly for SSL authentication within IIS. It was almost worthy of a blogcast (BTW, congratulations Mike for joining in the fun), but given I've all but lost my voice at the moment, here's the old fashioned way.
Congratulations! If everything works this far, you have managed to create and protect a test web-site using SSL encryption and a self-signed certificate generated using MakeCert.exe
I am able to create a test certificate with MakeCert, but it doesn't appear as an Assignable ceritificate in IS. Any idea what I might be missing?
I am also looking for a step by step example on how to establish certificate authentication between a WebForm and and a WebService. I have tried creating a Cert using MakeCert, adding it to the certificate trust list on IIS and reading it into the the proxy on the Web Form client, but I keep getting the following error on the client side: "The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust relationship with remote server." Any ideas?