The X.509 certificate helps to identify the device on IoT Hub using public and private keys stored within the certificate.
The developer test many scenarios during the development, so every time buying the new certificate and device for development is not possible, so we required something virtual but gives a real-life experience, so by considering time and cost, we will create the test certificates locally and test the Azure IoT experience. Microsoft has provided the sample PowerShell script on GitHub to generate the X.509 certificates.
Step 1: Copy the PowerShell ScriptCopy the following PowerShell script and save it on your PC storage location as GenerateTestCertificate.ps1 or whatever name you wish, just make sure you have saved the file having an extension .ps1.
Step 2: Open the PowerShell ISE
Step 3: Change The Directory
Step 4: Load GenerateTestCertificate.ps1 File
- These certificates are only for testing purposes, don’t use for the production.
- Please buy the certificates from the respective device certificate authority for production requirement.