Opening the local machine certificate store for different versions of MS Windows - CCURE 3.5

CCURE Video Integration Plugin Guide 3.5


When Security Center is configured to encrypt traffic using Windows public certificates, administrators must export and import private keys to the local machine certificate store using the Certificates (Local Computer) snap-in in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). How you open the console varies by version of Windows.

What you should know

On a computer that has the Windows operating system installed, the operating system stores a certificate locally on the computer in a storage location called the certificate store. A certificate store often has numerous certificates, possibly issued from a number of different certification authorities (CAs).

The local machine certificate store is where certificates that are local to the computer and global to all users are saved. This means that any user that logs into this computer can see the video and data that is encrypted by Security Center. You manage this certificate store using the Certificates (Local Computer) console.


  1. Log on to Windows as an administrator.
  2. In Windows 8, Windows Server 2019, and later:
    1. Press Windows logo key W+ R, from the Run box, type certlm.msc, and then click OK.
  3. In Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and earlier:
    1. From the Windows Start menu, select Run, then type mmc.exe, and click OK.
    2. In the Microsoft Management Console, on the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.
    3. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins window, select Certificates, then click Add.
    4. From the Certificates snap-in dialogue box, select Computer account, and then click Next.
    5. In the Select Computer dialog box, select Local Computer, and then click Finish.
    6. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, make sure the Selected snap-ins pane shows Certificates (Local Computer) under Console Root, and then click OK.