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Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3


Certificates enable users to provide enhanced security in communications by providing a common credential to verify identity.


Windows Mobile only supports client certificates using its wireless authentication components. Machine certificates are not supported.

In This Section

  • Certificates Registry Settings
    Describes the registry settings that are necessary to configure this functionality in your device.

  • Certificates Application Development
    Provides information about encoding and decoding a certificate, and how to manage certificates with certificate stores, in addition to listing all of the supported certificates APIs.

  • Certificates Security
    Provides security information about certificates in Windows Embedded CE and best practices for implementation.
  • Certificates and CryptoAPI
    Provides detailed information about the information provided in a standard certificate supported by the CryptoAPI.