In this article, we will learn how to create the self-signed X.509 security certificate for Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service and Azure IoT Hub, which can be helpful during development instead of relying on the real IoT Device certificate. If you are new to the IoT, then you can read my previous articles using the following links to learn more about the IoT.
- What is IoT – Internet of Things
- How To Create Azure IoT Hub
- Introduction To Azure IoT Hub
- How To Create Azure Device Provisioning Service
- Introduction To Azure Device Provisioning Service
What is use of X.509 Certificate?
How To Create X.509 Test Certificates locally?
X.509 certificates are required during the development of IoT applications for devices that rely on X.509-based authentication.The developer tests many scenarios during the development, so every time the new certificate and device for development is not possible, we require 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 Script.