# How to change the Certificate's friendly name using PowerShell?

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Suppose we know the Thumbprint of the certificate then we can use the below command to update or change the certificate's friendly name.

## Example

$cert = Get-ChildItem  -Path Cert:\LocalMachine\My\43E6035D120EBE9ECE8100E8F38B85A9F1C1140F $cert.FriendlyName = "mysitecert"

The above command will update the certificate-friendly name to "mysitecert". If you don't know the thumbprint or how to retrieve it, you can use different properties like Subject name, friendly name, etc.

## Example

$cert = Get-ChildItem -path  Cert:\LocalMachine\My\ | where{$_.Subject -eq "CN=mysite.local"}
\$cert.FriendlyName = "mysitecert"`
Updated on 18-Mar-2021 07:37:42