Cert2spc.exe (Software Publisher Certificate Test Tool)

The Software Publisher Certificate Test tool creates a Software Publisher's Certificate (SPC) from one or more X.509 certificates. Cert2spc.exe is for test purposes only. You can obtain a valid SPC from a Certification Authority such as VeriSign or Thawte. For more information about creating X.509 certificates, see Makecert.exe (Certificate Creation Tool).

This tool is automatically installed with Visual Studio. To run the tool, use the Developer Command Prompt (or the Visual Studio Command Prompt in Windows 7). For more information, see Command Prompts.

At the command prompt, type the following:

Syntax

cert2spc cert1.cer | crl1.crl [... certN.cer | crlN.crl] outputSPCfile.spc  

Parameters

Argument Description
certN.cer The name of an X.509 certificate to include in the SPC file. You can specify multiple names separated by spaces.
crlN.crl The name of a certificate revocation list to include in the SPC file. You can specify multiple names separated by spaces.
outputSPCfile.spc The name of the PKCS #7 object that will contain the X.509 certificates.
Option Description
/? Displays command syntax and options for the tool.

Examples

The following command creates an SPC from myCertificate.cer and places it in mySPCFile.spc.

cert2spc myCertificate.cer mySPCFile.spc  

The following command creates an SPC from oneCertificate.cer and twoCertificate.cer, and places it in mySPCFile.spc.

cert2spc oneCertificate.cer twoCertificate.cer mySPCFile.spc  

See Also

Tools
Makecert.exe (Certificate Creation Tool)
Command Prompts