This is a follow up on this question Experience Analytics fails on Sitecore 9.0.1 that does not appear to have a solution.
The issue at hand is:
Exception: System.InvalidOperationException Message: The certificate was not found. Source: Sitecore.Xdb.Common.Web
I find several articles articles on troubleshooting that have not really assisted me. In the articles, it appears that other developers like myself are spending hours troubleshooting this and probably also like me are taking guesses as to why it fails.
Does anyone have a reliable set of troubleshooting steps for this issue? Or a reliable way of setting this up?