Re: Cert Stores
From: Craig (anonymous_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 07:27:47 -0700
Great - thanks for that. It clears it up for me.
>The names you see in the mmc snapin are "friendly names"
for the store. Here
>is system name to friendly name mapping:
>ROOT - Trusted Root Certification Authorities
>MY - Personal
>CA - Intermediate Certification Authorities
>trust - Enterprise Trust
>TrustedPeople - Trusted People
>TrustedPublisher - TrustedPublisher
>Disallowed - Untrusted Certificates
>AddressBook - Other People
>By convention, you should use the "Other People" store for
>certs. However, this store is mainly used by Outlook /
Outlook Express and
>may not be created by default but you can create it
>Kelvin Yiu [MS]
>This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
confers no rights
>"Craig" <email@example.com> wrote in
>>I am using Win2K at the moment, but will also be using
>> Windows XP.
>> Are there any pre-defined stores for placing other
>> people's certs?
>>>What version of Windows are you using?
>>>In general Personal is same as My.
>>>Anand Abhyankar [MS]
>>>This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
>> confers no rights.
>>>"Craig" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>>>> I am confused as to what stores are predefined. I have
>>>> read that there are the MY, ROOT, TRUST and CA stores. I
>>>> have also read that the "Other People" or "ADDRESSBOOK"
>>>> store is where the certs of people you communicate with
>>>> should be stored. Yet when I view the certificates snap-
>>>> in mmc, I see none of the above (there is Personal,
>>>> Trusted Root CA, Trusted People, etc). Are some of these
>>>> stores I see in mmc, aliases for the MY, ROOT, TRUST and
>>>> CA stores? What pre-defined stores are available?