You can view information about the fields, extensions, and properties that define an issued certificate by double-clicking any certificate displayed in the certificate store.
Clicking the General tab provides a general overview of the certificate, including the following information:
- Supported uses of the certificate.
Summary information, such as the applications, signing, encryption,
or authentication, for which the certificate can be used. This
section also explains if a certificate has expired or is not
- Entity to which the certificate was
issued. The name of recipient of the certificate. Recipients
can include end users, computers, or entities such as certification
- The issuer of the certificate. The
name of the CA that issued the certificate.
- Validity period of the certificate.
This includes the date the certificate becomes valid to the date
that the certificate expires.
- Issuer statement. Clicking the
Issuer Statement button opens a separate window that
contains additional information about the certificate or a URL
where additional information can be obtained.