I was just wondering if there is a way to get the collection of SSL certificates from the windows certificate store / registry. For example, if i have a server that requires client side authentication, how can i programatically obtain the certificate in the client? Using poco's netssl classes, i need to traverse the the windows default certificate store / registry, is this possible?

I see the only way that a context can be constructed currently is by specifying the location of both the CA .pem file and the client.pem file, but what happens if i have imported these into the certificate store? If i have 2 client certificates for the same host, I would need to select 1 of them based on an alias or something.

FYI - in C#, this can be achieved by the following code, the result of which can then be passed into the SslStream.AuthenticateAsClient() method....

                X509Store store = new X509Store(StoreName.My, StoreLocation.CurrentUser);
                X509Certificate2Collection myCerts = (X509Certificate2Collection)store.Certificates;

Many thanks


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