Switch-​Certificate

Marks one certificate as having been replaced by another certificate.

Syntax

Switch-Certificate
      [-OldCert] <Certificate>
      [-NewCert] <Certificate>
      [-Confirm]
      [-NotifyOnly]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Switch-Certificate cmdlet marks one certificate as having been replaced by another certificate. This cmdlet triggers a replace certificate notification and optionally sets the renewal property on the certificate being replaced.

Examples

EXAMPLE 1

PS C:\>Switch-Certificate -OldCert cert:\LocalMachine\My\E42DBC3B3F2771990A9B3E35D0C3C422779DACD7 -NewCert cert:\LocalMachine\My\4A346B4385F139CA843912D358D765AB8DEE9FD4

This example sets the renewal property of the certificate with the thumbprint E42DBC3B3F2771990A9B3E35D0C3C422779DACD7 as renewed by the certificate with the thumbprint 4A346B4385F139CA843912D358D765AB8DEE9FD4 and generates a replace certificate notification.

EXAMPLE 2

PS C:\>Set-Location -Path cert:\LocalMachine\My



PS C:\>$oldCert = (Get-ChildItem -Path E42DBC3B3F2771990A9B3E35D0C3C422779DACD7)



PS C:\>$newCert = (Get-ChildItem -Path 4A346B4385F139CA843912D358D765AB8DEE9FD4)



PS C:\>Switch-Certificate -OldCert $oldCert -NewCert $newCert -NotifyOnly

This example locates two certificates in the machine MY store and assigns them the variables $oldCert and $newCert. This cmdlet then generates a replacement notification without changing a renewal property of the old certificate.

Required Parameters

-NewCert

Specifies an X509 certificate or a certificate path for the certificate that replaces the certificate specified with the OldCert parameter.

Type:Certificate
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-OldCert

Specifies an X509 certificate or a certificate path in the certificate provider for the certificate to be replaced.

Type:Certificate
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NotifyOnly

Creates a replacement certificate notification without replacing the NewCert parameter with the OldCert parameter. This mode is useful when testing a script that was registered with the New-CertificateNotificationTask cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.CertificateServices.Commands.Certificate

The Certificate object can either be provided as a Path object to a certificate or an X509Certificate2 object.

Outputs

None