This module includes DSC resources that simplify administration of certificates on a Windows Server

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Microsoft Corporation


(c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.



DesiredStateConfiguration DSC DSCResourceKit DSCResource


xCertificateExport xCertificateImport xCertReq xPfxImport xWaitForCertificateServices


This module has no dependencies.

Release Notes

- Add CodeCov.io code coverage reporting.
- Opted into "Common Tests - Validate Example Files".
- Fixed bugs in examples.
- Updated License and Manifest Copyright info to be 2017 Microsoft Corporation.
- xCertReq:
 - BREAKING CHANGE: Changed default Keylength to 2048 bits to meet
   [Microsoft Security Advisory](https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2661254/microsoft-security-advisory-update-for-minimum-certificate-key-length).
 - Fixed spelling mistakes in MOF files.
- Added .github support files:
- Opted into Common Tests "Validate Module Files" and "Validate Script Files".
- Converted files with UTF8 with BOM over to UTF8 - fixes [Issue 87](https://github.com/PowerShell/xCertificate/issues/87).
- Converted to use auto-documentation/wiki format - fixes [Issue 84](https://github.com/PowerShell/xCertificate/issues/84).

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated 8,590,836 2/8/2018 6,192,149 12/20/2017 (current version) 8,542 8/23/2017 21,085 7/12/2017 3,474 6/1/2017 2,777 5/31/2017 46,106 4/19/2017 14,181 3/8/2017 6,865 12/14/2016 3,188 11/2/2016 5,458 6/29/2016 903 5/18/2016 3,214 12/3/2015 1,134 7/24/2015 107 6/17/2015