Management Certificates and Powershell deployment to Windows Azure
1. Create a certificate with the MakeCert command. Make use of your visual studio command line which can be done on a development machine by using ‘Run’ under the Administrator permissions.
2. Open up certificate manager (there are several ways however I found the following command just typed in the start/run box the easiest).
4. Now you need to export your certificate’s public key, so that you can upload it to Azure. Do this by right clicking your certificate with the private key and click all tasks / export. Then select the option to export the certificate without the private key, it will export the certificate to your machine, with a .cer file