Managing Certificate Stores

The management of certificates is a very extensive area of functionality in the Crypto API. You can find functions for managing the certificate stores, managing the certificates, working with properties of certificates, and managing lists of trusted and revoked certificates. Some of this functionality can be used in Visual Basic, and some of it can't.

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This area of functionality uses many pointers to structures, a topic that would normally require diving into building DLLs with C or C++. However, with a lot of the functionality, you'll never need to touch any of the structures or the values they contain. As a result, you can often use a long variable for holding and passing around the pointers themselves. Holding ...

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