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PowerShell PKI Module v3.4.2 and upcoming plans

I’m glad to announce that a new version of PowerShell PKI (PSPKI) module is released. It is available for installation from PowerShell Gallery: https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/PSPKI/ PSPKI was in stable development for last year and most changes are bug fixes and usability improvements. Release notes for v3.4.2: https://www.pkisolutions.com/tools/release-notes-for-pspki-v342/. However, it doesn’t mean that the module is done…

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Basic Constraints certificate extension

Hello everyone! Today I’m going to talk about X.509 Basic Constraints certificate extension. Basic Constraints is an X.509 Version 3 certificate extension and is used to identify the type of the certificate holder/subject. In the past (prior to version 3 X.509 certificates) it was impossible to identify who is the subject: CA certificate or end…

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Database log files are not truncated when you perform a full Certification Authority database backup

As part of joining PKI Solutions, several blog posts from my old site are re-posted here for visibility and thoroughness. You have Windows Server 2008 R2 with installed Active Directory Certification Authority role. When you perform a full database backup by using either certutil.exe utility, or Certification Authority, the database log files are not truncated,…

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You cannot download CA certificate from web enrollment pages

As part of joining PKI Solutions, several blog posts from my old site are re-posted here for visibility and thoroughness. When you try to download CA certificate from web enrollment pages you get a prompt message with unreadable proposed file name: Do you want to save certnew_cer?ReqID=CACert&Renewal=1&Enc=bin (1,09 KB) from <ServerName> And when you press…

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