Windows Azure - Certificate

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There are two options
   - Get a certificate from any certification Authority 
   - Or, create it with makecert executing, something like:

makecert -r -pe -a sha1 -n "CN=Windows Azure Authentication Certificate" -ss My -len 2048 -sp "Microsoft Enhanced RSA and AES Cryptographic Provider" -sy 24 testcert.cer

Note: makecert is installed from several components, i.e.: Microsoft SDK,Visual Studio's command prompt(

In order to upload the certificate, login into and there go to : Hosted Service and Storage Account &CDN/Management Certificate


Add the certificate


You have to upload the application from the same machine where the certificate was created.