Self-enrolling a Smart Card Certificate

Note: This article assumes you have set up the Windows Certification Authority with the correct Smart Card certificate templates.


To self-enroll a smart card certificate for yourself , ensure you are logged in as the correct user and run MMC.exe. The MMC console will appear.


Select "Add Remove Snap" from the file menu. Select Certificates and then "My User account"�.

Under "Certificate“ Current user, right click the Personal� directory, select "All Tasks" and select "Request New Certificate"

Click through the first screen to see the list of available templates.

Select the smart card user template you have just created and click next.

Enter the smart card Pin and click OK.

Depending on the smart card and the key size chosen, the key and certificate enrollment process may take as long as 30 seconds. On success the following appears:


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