Tools to Create, View, and Manage Certificates

CryptoAPI Tools are tools to perform common certificate management tasks.

Tool Remarks
Creates a test X.509 certificate.
Creates a test Software Publisher Certificate (SPC).
Manages certificates, CTLs, and certificate revocation lists (CRLs).


All user input to these tools is case insensitive. Separate options now exist for the key pair name and the private key file.

Additional Tools

Certutil.exe is a command-line tool that is installed as part of Certificate Services. You can use Certutil.exe to dump and display certification authority (CA) configuration information, configure Certificate Services, back up and restore CA components, and verify certificates, key pairs, and certificate chains. For more information about Certutil, see the Certutil topic on Microsoft TechNet.