- Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections.
- Microsoft ActiveSync when it is configured to synchronize directly with either Microsoft Mobile Information Server (MIS) or with Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server.
- Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)-based virtual private network (VPN) connections that are available in Windows Mobile 2003-based Smartphone.
- Third-party programs as necessary.
- Obtain the backend server certificate from one of the certificate authorities that are represented by the root certificates that are included on the device.
The root certificates that are included with the Windows Mobile 2002-based Smartphone device represent the following certificate authorities:
The root certificates that are included with the Windows Mobile 2003-based Smartphone device represent the following certificate authorities:
- Add the root certificate for the private issuing authority on the device that you choose. Make sure that you do this before you follow the steps in the "How to add root certificates to Windows Mobile 2002 Smartphone and Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone" section.
How to add root certificates to Windows Mobile 2002 Smartphone and to Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone
- Export the root certificate to a computer that is running Microsoft Windows in DER encoded binary X.509 format with a .cer file name extension.
- Connect your Smartphone to the computer.
- On your computer, start ActiveSync, and then click
- Copy the SPAddcert.exe file to the Smartphone that is in one of the following locations depending on your situation:
- Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone - copy the file to \Storage\Windows\Start Menu\Accessories on the Smartphone.
- Windows Mobile 2002 Smartphone - copy the file to \IPSM\Windows\Start Menu\Accessories on the Smartphone.
- Copy the exported root certificate file to one of the following locations depending on your situation:
- Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone - copy the exported root certificate file to either \Storage on the Smartphone or on the root folder of a storage card.
- Windows Mobile 2002 Smartphone - copy the exported root certificate file to either \IPSM on the Smartphone or on the root folder of a storage card.
- On the Smartphone, click Start, click
Accessories, and then click SPAddCert.
- Select the certificate with the Dpad, and then click
OK. The certificate details will appear.
- Click OK when are prompted to add the certificate \IPSM\smartphone.cer.
- Restart your Smartphone.
Windows Mobile-based Smartphones implement an application security model that is based on digital code signing. Application security helps protect the integrity of the end-user’s device by not permitting the user to run programs that are from an unknown source.
The mobile operator company decides whether to implement application security before it brings a Smartphone to market. The mobile operator may change its policy decision at any time.
For more information about Smartphone Application Security, visit the following Microsoft Web site, and then see the “A Practical Guide to the Smartphone Application Security and Code Signing Model for Developers” section that is located at the following Microsoft Web site:
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the SmartPhoneAddCert.exe package now.
Release Date: April 29, 2004
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Verizon SmartphonesMicrosoft has worked with VerizonWireless to create a signed version of the SPAddCert.exe utility to run on VerizonWireless Windows Mobile Smartphones. To download the VZW_SPAddCert.exe file, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Sprint SmartphonesMicrosoft has worked with Sprint to create a signed version of this SPAddCert.exe utility to run on Sprint iDEN Windows Mobile 2003 SmartPhones. To download the SprintIden_signed_SPAddCert.exe file, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 841060 - Last Review: Sep 19, 2012 - Revision: 1