I hear it's possible to make myself a test certificate with MakeCert from Windows SDK, but the beast is 1.5 GB, which I feel reluctant to download for a half-megabyte program.
I do, however, have IIS Resource kit with me, which has selfssl to generate certificate for IIS. Will that work for SQL Server?
Is there a more convenient way of generating myself an SSL certificate for SQL Server use? I even tried using CREATE CERTIFICATE with TSQL within SQL Server and then have it BACKUP into a file, but with no success.
I must have confused the concept of certificate fundamentally. Any advice?