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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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Web server certificate enrollment with SAN extension

As part of joining PKI Solutions, several blog posts from my old site are re-posted here for visibility and thoroughness. Many of windows administrators requires to setup SSL on their web servers and mostly they wish to use certificates with the Subject Alternative Name extension that allows to map a single certificate to a multiple…

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New Online PKI Training Courses Are a Deep Dive into Public Key Infrastructure: Critical for IT Security, IoT, 5G, and SHAKEN/STIR

Why Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)? A PKI is the core of IT for enterprises, supporting network authentication, data encryption, code signing and secure email. In addition, in the next two years, 42 percent of Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as temperature sensors, televisions, and smart vehicles will rely primarily on digital certificates for identification…

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PKI Explained: Why It Is Necessary and Relevant Now More Than Ever

Unauthorized access, unsigned applications (malware) and unsecured email. What can help prevent these top 3 cyberthreats impacting organizations today? Public key infrastructure (PKI). Mark explains PKI and authentication in an article in ISACA’s The Nexus. I like his analogy describing PKI as “a virtual, encrypted handshake.” Check out the article.

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Understanding Microsoft Cryptographic Service Providers

A common question I often get from customers and students is about Microsoft’s Cryptographic Service Providers (CSP). The CSPs are responsible for creating, storing and accessing cryptographic keys – the underpinnings of any certificate and PKI. These keys can be symmetric or asymmetric, RSA, Elliptical Key or a host of others such as DES, 3DES, and…

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