I need to use some certificate on IIS 7.0 web server to test my https code at client side (console application). I have created self-signed certificate and it is fine. Now I want to test with formal certificate which IE could recognize, like certificates from verisign or other formal certificate issuing companies.
Any easy way to get some free and formal certificate? I only need to test for a few days.
I am developing using VSTS 2008 + C# + .Net 3.5 + IIS 7.0.
Here is what verisign returns when I create a free trial certificate, I am not sure what is wrong?
Error 950e - Invalid Common Name Error The common name in the CSR contains invalid characters like '?', '*', ':', ' '. If you continue to receive this error or have further questions, you may write to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Please include the following information in your correspondence: Product or service you are enrolling for Your server software vendor (for server certificates) Common Name of your certificate (for example, www.verisign.com) URL where you are experiencing this error message.
thanks in advance, George