An easy way to create a self signed certificate

I needed to create a self signed cert to test my WCF service with username authentication in my dev environment (if you need help with this, I recommend Tried using Windows makecert cmd utility but it was give me problems. So I found a nifty tool from pluralsite called self-cert ( It has a simple intuitive UI and works like a charm. But don’t forget to run it as an administrator.