Component Object Model (COM) Error – CERT_E_INVALID_NAME 0x800B0114

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “CERT_E_INVALID_NAME 0x800B0114” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

The certificate has an invalid name. The name is not included in the permitted list or is explicitly excluded.