I did not plan to leave this series hanging like that. Time to get back to the action.
This time around we will take a look at installing certificates that we created in Part 1. We will start by opening the Microsoft Management Console. Make sure that you are logged in using the account that the BizTalk services runs under. Click on Start | Run and type in mmc.exe when it prompts for a program to run. Once in the MMC, click on File | Add/Remove Snap-in. We now need to add the Certificate management snap-in twice, once for the current user and once for the local computer. When completed, it should look something like this:
Import the .pfx key into the personal certifcate store of the current user. Right-click on Personal folder and choose Import. If you have any public certificates from your trading partners, import them into the Other People folder under the local computer certificate store. In the future as you add additional trading partners you will need to add their public certificates to this store. The .cer file is given to each of your trading partners so they can decrypt and verify the messages that you send to them.
This part was pretty short, but it completes the prerequisite tasks needed to setup BizTalk. In part three we will start configuring BizTalk itself by creating the AS2 receive endpoint. I will try not to take as long this time between posts.
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