Certificate Management in Windows Mobile-based Devices
OEMs, Mobile Operators, and ISVs use certificates to sign applications and files that run on Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones. Certificates are contained in a certificate stores on the device.
The following table shows the certificate stores.
|Privileged Execution Trust Authorities||Contains privileged trust certificates. Applications signed with a certificate belonging to this store will run with privileged trust level. The role mask does not matter for this store.|
|Unprivileged Execution Trust Authorities||Contains normal trust certificates. Applications signed with a certificate belonging to this store will run with normal trust level. The role mask does not matter for this store.|
|SPC||Contains Software Publishing Certificates (SPC) used for signing .cab files and assigning the correct role mask to the .cab file installation.|
|Root||Contains root, or self-signed, certificates.|
|CA||Contains cryptographic information, including intermediary certification authorities.|
|MY||Contains end-user personal certificates.|
For more information about the certificate store, see CertificateStore Configuration Service Provider.
The following topics discusses the PKI hierarchy recommendation for OEM, Mobile Operators, and ISVs.
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