[CRYPTO]Basic programming resource on X509 certificates


X509 certificates is an important component and concept in Public Key Infrastructure(for Network Security). And in application programming, especially for distributed application scenario, we’ll often deal with things related to X509 certificates. This wiki is targeting at basic guide on x509 certificates and how we can use it in our application development(expecially for .NET distributed application development). The content is divided into the following three sections:


 


l  X509 & certificate general introduction & knowledge


l  How x509 certificate applies in .NET application


l  How to use x509 certificates for testing


 


X509 & certificate general introduction & knowledge


 


#X.509 concept


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X.509


 


#Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure


http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2459.txt


 


#Understanding Certificates


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758686.aspx


 


#Using Certificates


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778411.aspx


 


 


How x509 certificate applies in .NET application


For general .NET development:

#EncryptTo/DecryptTo: Encryption in .NET with CryptoAPI Certificate Stores


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms867080.aspx


 


#Support Certificates In Your Applications With The .NET Framework 2.0


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163454.aspx


 


#Cryptography in Microsoft.NET Part III: Digital Certificates


http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/Gowri%20S%20Paramasivam/Cryptography311242005015640AM/Cryptography3.aspx


 


For ASP.NET web application development:

#How to implement SSL in IIS


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299875


 


#How to Setup SSL on IIS 7.0


http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/144/how-to-setup-ssl-on-iis-7/


 


#How to send a client certificate by using the HttpWebRequest and HttpWebResponse classes in Microsoft Visual C# .NET


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895971


 


#HOW TO: Secure an ASP.NET Application Using Client-Side Certificates


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315588


 


For WCF application development

#Working with Certificates(WCF)


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms731899.aspx


 


#Suwat Ch.’s Blogs : X509 and WCF Security


http://blogs.msdn.com/suwatch/archive/2007/04/06/x509-and-wcxf-security.aspx


 


#How to: Secure a Service with an X.509 Certificate


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms788968.aspx


 


How to use x509 certificates for testing


Tools & components for certificate generating:

 


#Certificate Creation Tool (Makecert.exe) 


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bfsktky3(VS.80).aspx


 


#Create Test Certificate via Visual Studio UI


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165261(VS.80).aspx


 


#Certificate Manager Tool (Certmgr.exe) 


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/e78byta0(VS.80).aspx


 


#WinHttpCertCfg a Command Line Certificate Configuration Tool


http://weblogs.asp.net/hernandl/archive/2005/02/09/WinHttpCertCfgTool.aspx


 


#Certificate MMC Snap-In


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms788967.aspx


 


#windows certificate services(win sever 2000, 2003, 2008..)


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727022.aspx


 


Articles about using test certificate:

#How to Obtain a Certificate Using Windows Server 2003 Stand-Alone CA in Operations Manager 2007


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb735417.aspx


 


#How to use makecert.exe to create a self-signed test certificate that can be used with IIS for SSL


http://www.inventec.ch/chdh/notes/14.htm


 


#How-to: Create a Server Certificate for a WCF Service


http://blog.functionalfun.net/2008/05/how-to-create-server-certificate-for.html


 


 


 

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