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Certdog Quick Windows Installation


Ensure you have the .NET v4.8 runtime installed and have the required Administrator privileges

You can install this on Windows Server 2016 or 2019. If installing on Windows 10 and you require access to a Microsoft ADCS Certificate Authority the RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) for Windows 10 are also required

More detailed information can be found here - including how to verify the download and account details etc. It is recommended that you read through this (when you have more time) and before you install certdog on any production systems

But for now…


  1. Obtain the download link from your FTP account or contact support@krestfield.com, download and unzip on to the local drive
  2. Open a PowerShell as Administrator, navigate to the .\install directory of the unzipped folder and run .\install.ps1 (e.g. c:\certdog\install\install.ps1)
  3. Enter a password for the Database User Admin Account
  4. Enter a username, email and password for the First Admin User Account
  5. For interfaces choose 0.0.0.0 (Listen on all) and accept the default port (443)
  6. Enter a password for the master password
  7. Say yes (y) to install the ADCS agent
  8. To temporarily remove any browser TLS warnings, install this file .\certdog\config\sslcerts\dbssl_root.cer into the Local Machine’s Trusted Root Certification Authorities store
  9. Open a browser and navigate to: https://127.0.0.1/certdog/ui
  10. Enter the username and password as configured in step 4 above to login


If you hit any issues, see the troubleshooting guide here