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2001-10-09, 13:08 #1
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Marking a Private Key exportable (Office 2000)
How do I create a Personal Digital Certificate that is marked 'exportable'?
I created a digital signature for signing my MSWord macros using SelfCert.exe. I am attempting to export the certificate to another PC. I follow the instructions found in the Certificate Manager Export Wizard and get this error when I click "Finish":
Error exporting the private key. The private key may not be exportable.
The Certificate Manager Export Wizard seems to be designed to create a file (for back-up or for export) based on a Personal Certificate with a Private Key; but it gets this error instead. Could find no help in MS Knowledge Base or White Paper - those sources just confirm my use of the Certificate Manager Export Wizard.
I have learned that SelfCert.exe calls MakeCert.exe. MakeCert supports an option of -pe which marks the private key as exportable. I can't figure out how to get SelfCert to call MakeCert with the -pe option (as a possible solution).
We have a small WIN98SE peer-to-peer network using MS Office 2000.