The SSL certificate is signed by an unknown certificate authority

This short blog shows you one of the ways to resolve the error “The SSL certificate is signed by an unknown certificate authority”.

When I tried to do a deployment from Visual Studio Release Management to Windows Azure then I got the error:

The server certificate on the destination computer ( has the following errors: The SSL certificate is signed by an unknown certificate authority.

Your machine name could be different but most likely your port will be 5986 if you did not change it.

You can see my picture below has two successes that is because I have resolve the error or else the second row for the deployment will failed.



In order to resolve this I can only use Google Chrome to get the certificate from my Windows Azure VM and install it in Trusted Root Certification Authorities of the server you are running the Release Management tool.

For this example, open your google chrome browser Click on the Padlock icon then the certificate will drop down. Save the certificate and install it as in the reference link.






About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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