Jexus Manager: Enhanced Self-Signed Certificate Generation

IIS Manager has a shortcut in Server Certificates page to create self-signed certificates, aka “Create Self-Signed Certificate…” menu item under Actions. By clicking this menu item, a wizard pops up.

Once a friendly name is given and a store is chosen (Personal or Web Hosting), IIS will create a self-signed certificate with the following properties,

  1. Valid for one year.
  2. CN is set to the host name of the machine.
  3. SHA1RSA signed.
  4. 2048 bits.

As we know, the above settings are quite limited these days, as SHA1 is obsolete and we often need to set CN to another value. Can there be a better tool?

Jexus Manager is such a clone of IIS Manager, that it also has a Server Certificates page. But its certificate wizard is much more powerful. You see, almost all options you want to tune are present.

Enjoy it.

How to install Jexus Manager? Please refer to

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Last updated on June 24, 2024