Yet Another MakeCert Tutorial

05 March 2017 Windows

I can’t remember how many times I’ve had to generate a new self-signed certificate for token signing when developing IdentityServer solutions, always going back to the same Google Doc, that I wrote years ago, containing a makecert script I pieced together from a collection of other articles. So, even though there is a silly number of these articles already, I’ve decided to put it online where I don’t need Google Docs access to view it!

This approach is a lot more UI driven for passwords and export processes, but I’ve had consistent results doing this over trying to include passwords and export filenames within the commands.

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IIS - The Process Cannot Access the File Because it is Being Used by Another Process

06 April 2016 Windows

Recently I had some issues with running a local IIS server/website on my local development machine. The solution was fairly well documented, but the surprising culprit and the fact that it had never happened to me before (despite it being a replicable process) made it worthwhile documenting.


Upon trying to start manually start the IIS website the following error message popped up...

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