This article explains another small but significant gotcha you “just need to know” when working with certificates and certification authorities, and you – just like me – are for some reason still using Windows as your workhorse. I’ll go through how to export the private key that has been stored on your machine when you generated a Certificate Signing Request (or a “Certificate Enrollment Request” if you’re speaking Contosoan”) to…Continue reading How to export the private key from your Certificate Signing Request on Windows?
Another fun Windows-related debugging article! This time, I had to dive in to find a fix to an error along the lines of “This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action.” constantly popping up on my Windows 10 workstation. While I had this error constantly popping up, the same fixes should apply to the situation when the error only comes up when you’re actually…Continue reading How to fix “This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action” in Windows 10/11?
Note: While this was originally posted around the Christmas of 2018, and some company or seller names might not be relevant as scammers come and go, the principles in this blog post seem to be valid from the early 2000s to probably until 2038 (when the Internet ends due to the Epochalypse). For those of you, who don’t want to read any extra fluff, let me just offer you this…Continue reading The Scary Anatomy of a Microsoft License Fraud