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This article describes implementation options that you can use to add root certificates to Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone and to Microsoft Windows Mobile 2002 Smartphone.
Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphones use the Microsoft Crypto API (CAPI) certificate store to securely store root certificates. The following applications use root certificates:
How to add root certificates to Windows Mobile 2002 Smartphone and to Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone
Windows Mobile-based Smartphones implement an application security model that is based on digital code signing. Application security helps protect the integrity of the end-user’s device by not permitting the user to run programs that are from an unknown source.
The mobile operator company decides whether to implement application security before it brings a Smartphone to market. The mobile operator may change its policy decision at any time.
For more information about Smartphone Application Security, visit the following Microsoft Web site, and then see the “A Practical Guide to the Smartphone Application Security and Code Signing Model for Developers” section that is located at the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms839377.aspxThe following download provides sample scripts to add certificates to Smartphones.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the SmartPhoneAddCert.exe package now.
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Release Date: April 29, 2004
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Verizon SmartphonesMicrosoft has worked with VerizonWireless to create a signed version of the SPAddCert.exe utility to run on VerizonWireless Windows Mobile Smartphones. To download the VZW_SPAddCert.exe file, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5D7E27EE-4654-480C-876D-442AED8F47AE&displaylang=enRelease Date: October 15, 2004
Sprint SmartphonesMicrosoft has worked with Sprint to create a signed version of this SPAddCert.exe utility to run on Sprint iDEN Windows Mobile 2003 SmartPhones. To download the SprintIden_signed_SPAddCert.exe file, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 841060 - Last Review: September 19, 2012 - Revision: 5.0