For those of you who don’t know, you can create a test certificates on your development machine with Visual Studio! This is done through the makecert.exe program. Grant Killian has an excelent post on its functionality. He also points to another page on how to create a test certificate with makecert.exe. Just in case you’re wondering you can use this command line:
makecert -r -pe -n “CN=www.yourserver.com” -b 01/01/2000 -e 01/01/2036 -eku 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 -ss my -sr localMachine -sky exchange -sp “Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider” -sy 12
Update! – Be sure to download the new version of makecert.exe!