Microsoft now has a Certificates viewing app for Windows Phone
Microsoft has silently pushed out another Windows Phone app into the store and this one's definitely of limited usage and appeal.
Called Certificates, it lets you see which, er, certificates, have been installed on your Windows Phone but not remove any.
The full feature list as per the store description:
- Pin certificates app to your home screen
- View summary of all personal certificates
- View all the attributes of a specific certificate
- View the certificates for VPN, WiFi and email authentication
- Sort certificates based on pre-defined filters
- Verify quickly which certificates have expired and need to be re-issued
- Verify certificates have the right validation in the certificate path installed via an Intermediate/Root Certification Authority
- Verify that S/MIME signing and encryption are properly installed on your device
- Verify that keys have been properly enrolled into the TPM, where required, to be hardware protected
If it sounds like something you want to take a look at, grab it from the Windows Phone Store at the link below. It's actually been around since earlier this year but for whatever reason went under the radar.
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Right now its a pain to get to the certs. This app will be most welcome to enterprise IT staff managing mobile phones.
Daniel, just close these ones off already.
"Its literally in the second paragraph.
Good Lord, the quality of this comment section is tanking."
For people who don't know what this app is for or Certificates are then this app is not for you. In the simplest sense Certificates for this instance are to show an element is authentic and used to verify either the user or source + authenticate (/ validate) the user request to access a restricted source or to indicate a connection is secure . Similar like how you get a physical certificate from examination body i.e OCR, Edexcel verifying you had sat the exam under authenticated set rules.
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Purpose of the app? Dev stuff. If you ain't one of them, pass on.
But honestly, do you think they'll read your comment when they can't read a few-lines-article? Those who need will do, I guess...