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The DeleteRequestCert property is used to control whether deletion occurs on a dummy certificate created for the purpose of persisting the keys generated for the PKCS 10 request for a certificate to be issued.

The store specified by the RequestStoreName property is the store where the dummy certificate is created. The newly generated keys are added as properties to the dummy certificate to persist them until a certificate server processes the request and responds with a PKCS 7. On acceptance of the PKCS 7, the dummy certificate is removed and the keys are added as properties of the issued certificate returned by the certificate server. For debugging and testing, it is often desirable to not delete the dummy certificate. Setting DeleteRequestCert to FALSE prevents its deletion. By default, this value is set to TRUE.

Data Type


[C++] BOOL

Defined Values

TRUE (the default)

Affects the behavior of the following methods:


Access Methods

[VB] "="operator

[C++] HRESULT get_DeleteRequestCert (BOOL);
HRESULT put_DeleteRequestCert (BOOL);


Value Meaning
S_OK The property read/write completed successfully.

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