The most common type of credential is X.509. When you’re creating a secure service for your clients, you have to specify the certificate that to be used as service or client credential through the methods SetCertificate. However, these methods require various parameters, like store to store those certificate and so on. You can clearly know how to view certificates with Snap-in through the demonstration given below. Follow these steps to view your certificates in MMC Snap-in.
Step By Step Instruction to View Certificates with MMC Snap-In
1. start-> run-> type command prompt and click OK.
2. Type MMC in command prompt and press the ENTER key.
– Note: You must be an administrator to the local machine to view the certificate details.
3. Select the Add/Remove Snap-in on the File to proceed further.
4. Select Add.
5. Now the Select Certificates from Add Standalone Snap-in box.
6. Then click Add.
7. Now click on to the computer snap-in dialog box and then select the computer accounts.
8. Then Click Next.
– If you’re not an administrator of the local computer then you can manage the certificates for the user accounts. For which you have to click on My User Account or Service Account.
9. Now in Select Computer Click Finish.
10. Close the Standalone Dialog Box and press OK on Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box.
11. Now, in the Click the Certificates in Console Root. Then you may able to see your certificates.
12. You can save this certificate by File-> Save Us So that you can use later.
How to View Certificates with Internet Explorer
However, you can view, import, export and/or delete these certificates with internet explorer.
To view Certificates with IE
1. Click on the Internet Explorer and go to Tools.
2. In Tools click on the Internet Options.
3. In the Internet Option Dialog Box click on the content tab.
4. Here you can see the Certificates Option and click on that.
5. To view the certificates, you can select the certificates to and click View.
In both ways you can view the certificates and verify your certificates to access the full function of Microsoft corp.