Re: help me in understanding CAPI

From: Drew Cooper [MSFT] (
Date: 02/05/04

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    There are certificate overview docs here:

    They should answer all of those questions and more. You're probably
    especially interested in the "Concepts" section.

    Drew Cooper [MSFT]
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    "anonymous CAPI" <> wrote in message
    > Hi,
    > I am trying to analyze the CAPI in theory. As per my understanding
    thereare certificate system stores on your machine like root, ca,trust etc.
    > Question1.)Is the public /private key of the certificate stored in the
    certificate stores?
    > Question 2)When a certificate is created does it associate itself with a
    particular CSP. SUpposing there is a cerificate from verizon, does it have a
    CSP associated with it? If i create a self signed cert, how does the cert
    associate with a CSP?
    > Question3) CSP's are supposed to have key containers correct? Does these
    containers contain the pub/priv key of the cert?If so, then what is the use
    of certificate stores.
    > I know that all these questions are basic but i am confused

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