I need to develop a website (in C#, asp.net 3.5) that will require client certificates. I'd like to debug this, using Visual Studio. I have setup IIS to use a self-signed certificate using the excellent tool SelfSSL I have also setup the default site to require SSL and to require client certificates. But I do not know how to create a client certificate that is accepted by IIS. When browsing to the testsite I get the (expected) error:
HTTP 403.7 - Forbidden: Client certificate required
How can I create a client certificate?
[UPDATE] I have created a certificate with makecert, as suggested by sipwiz. However, IIS doesn't seem to recognize this certificate as a valid client certificate. I've exported the servers certificate and added the -ic (servercert) switch. This still doesn't do the trick.
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