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To set display filters for the Certification Authority snap-in

  1. Log on to the system as an Administrator.
  2. Open Certification Authority.
  3. In the console tree, double-click the name of the certification authority (CA).

    • Certification Authority (computer)
    • CA name
  4. Click any of the displayed folders, such as Revoked Certificates or Issued Certificates.
  5. On the View menu, click Filter.
  6. For each of the selection criteria:
    • Click Add.
    • In Field, click the field on which to filter.
    • In Operation, click the operation to qualify the filter value for this field.
    • In Value, type the qualification value.


  • To open Certification Authority, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Certification Authority.
  • Display filters are essentially a way to make simple queries against a CA's database. By using filters, you can restrict the items displayed in the details pane of the Certification Authority snap-in to items that meet a set of criteria you establish. For example, you can create a filter that will display in the Issued Certificates folder only those certificates that were effective after a specific date.
  • To remove a filter, click it in the Filter dialog box, and then click Remove.
  • To remove all existing filters, in the Filter dialog box, click Reset.

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