Getting the thumbprint of an installed SSL certificate

If you’re installing something that won’t let you browse for certificates and instead asks for a thumbprint – e.g. Windows Admin Centre – you can get this using either the management console or PowerShell.

Using PowerShell

Simply run this command:

Get-ChildItem -Path Cert:LocalMachine\My

Using MMC

Open MMC (I usually hit Win+R then type in mmc), then click on File > Add/Remove Snap-in, then add the Certificates snap-in and select Computer account.

Now go to Personal > Certificates and you’ll see the certificates which are currently on the system.

Double-click the certificate you want to use, then go to the Details tab and scroll down to Thumbprint

Select the thumbprint string and copy it.


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