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

Minimum PowerShell version


Installation Options

Copy and Paste the following command to install this package using PowerShellGet More Info

Install-Module -Name xCertificate -RequiredVersion

You can deploy this package directly to Azure Automation. Note that deploying packages with dependencies will deloy all the dependencies to Azure Automation. Learn More

Manually download the .nupkg file to your system's default download location. Note that the file won't be unpacked, and won't include any dependencies. Learn More


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

- xCertReq:
 - Fixed behaviour to allow certificate templates with spaces in the name
- Added `Documentation and Examples` section to Readme.md file - see
 [issue 98](https://github.com/PowerShell/xCertificate/issues/98).
- Changed description in Credential parameter of xPfxImport resource
 to correctly generate parameter documentation in Wiki - see [Issue 103](https://github.com/PowerShell/xCertificate/issues/103).
- Changed description in Credential parameter of xCertReq resource
 to clarify that a PSCredential object should be used.
- Updated tests to meet Pester V4 guidelines - fixes [Issue 105](https://github.com/PowerShell/xCertificate/issues/105).
- Add support for Windows Server 2008 R2 which does not contain PKI
 module so is missing `Import-PfxCertificate` and `Import-Certificate`
 cmdlets - fixes [Issue 46](https://github.com/PowerShell/xCertificate/issues/46).

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated 8,697,788 2/8/2018 (current version) 6,192,149 12/20/2017 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 7,667 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