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Setting up SSL on Windows

The steps to set up SSL on Windows are as follows.

First, create a certificate using powershell, and copy the thumbprint from the output

New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName eventstore.org, localhost -CertStoreLocation cert:\CurrentUser\My

To trust the new certificate, the certificate you have to import the certificate into the Trusted Root Certification Authorities:

  1. Press WindowsKey + R, and enter ‘certmgr.msc’.
  2. Navigate to Certificates -> Current User -> Personal -> Certificates.
  3. Locate the certificate ‘eventstore.org’.
  4. Right click on the certificate and click on All Tasks -> Export. Follow the prompts.
  5. Navigate to Certificates -> Current User -> Trusted Root Certification Authorities -> Certificates.
  6. Right click on the Certificates folder menu item and click All Tasks -> Import. Follow the prompts.

Start Event Store with the following configuration:

CertificateStoreLocation: CurrentUser
CertificateStoreName: My
CertificateThumbPrint: {Insert Thumb Print from Step 1}
CertificateSubjectName: CN=eventstore.org
ExtSecureTcpPort: 1115

Connect to Event Store using the Event Store .NET Client.

var settings = ConnectionSettings.Create().UseSslConnection("eventstore.org", true);

using (var conn = EventStoreConnection.Create(settings, new IPEndPoint(IPAddress.Loopback, 1115)))