The PKI Blog

Windows 2012 R2 EOS, ADCS/PKI and You. Are You Ready or Risking?

By Josh Sommer | Oct 11, 2022
Windows 2012 R2 EOS End of Support Migration Update and Upgrade Services

Is your ADCS/PKI running on Windows 2012 R2? The Following article focuses on the End of Support for Windows 2012 R2 and some concerns you may have, along with a link to a solution for you. Microsoft is ending its support of Windows Server 2012 R2 on October 10, 2023. This will officially spell the…

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ADCS Open Protocols specifications

By Vadims Podāns | Oct 11, 2022

Hello S-1-1-0, Today I want to talk about another area in ADCS I’m contributing to — Open Protocols specifications. Around 15 years ago, Microsoft moved toward to open source and started a new documentation branch called “Open Specifications”, where Microsoft publishes a very detailed Windows protocols specifications so third party can build compatible clients and…

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Field Report – PKI Spotlight Rocked My World Again

By ThePKIGuy | Oct 4, 2022

This is another blog in the series about how PKI Spotlight is changing how customers realize improved operational efficiency, enhanced security, and better visibility of their PKI and HSM key management environments, and how it’s changing our world as PKI practitioners. All the names and specifics are redacted to protect the confidentiality of all involved…

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PKI Solutions Adds CTO Shawn Rabourn

By Josh Sommer | Sep 26, 2022

PKI Solutions Announces Addition of CTO   The CTO role will enable PKI Solutions to not only expand its consulting capabilities and continue to mature PKI Spotlight    PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 14, 2022 – PKI Solutions, a leading cybersecurity firm providing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) products, services, and training, today announced that Shawn Rabourn has been…

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SCEP and NDES, A Brief History  

By Nick Sirikulbut | Sep 9, 2022
SCEP and NDES protocol to support the enrollment of non domain joined devices including IoT devices

SCEP vs. NDES. What are they and how are they related?  Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) and is designated as RFC 8894 is an enrollment method to allow a device to generate a certificate request and automatically submit it to a CA. It can also support certificate revocation and CRL lookups. SCEP was originally designed…

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Book review – “Pro Active Directory Certificate Services” by Lawrence E. Hughes

By Vadims Podāns | Sep 5, 2022

Disclaimer: This review contains my personal opinion about the book and does not necessary reflect the company’s or other people opinion. Hello everyone, today I have a little-bit unusual blog post, which is a book review. As you may know, my primary interest area is Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) and it there are…

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Avarn Security Ensures Security of Their Organization’s Identity and Encryption Systems with PKI Solutions

By ThePKIGuy | Aug 8, 2022

Several months ago we worked with one of our customers, Avarn Security, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, to design and implement a PKI environment with cloud-based Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). Avarn Security is the leading security group delivering first-class security solutions to corporate and public sector customers throughout Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. They provide security…

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Field Report – PKI Spotlight Changes Everything

By ThePKIGuy | Jul 28, 2022
PKI Spotlight Event Source

It’s been nearly 20+ years that I have been focused on PKI and working with customers around the world. In that time, new versions of Windows Server OS have brought various levels of new features, though not much lately. In all of that time, there has rarely, if ever been a moment that has been…

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PKI Spotlight Helps Credit Union Monitor Security System, Demonstrate Compliance During Audits

By ThePKIGuy | Jul 26, 2022

It’s always rewarding when you can introduce a long-standing customer to a new technology product that will really make a difference for their organization. And, it’s a bonus when it’s our own product: PKI Spotlight. Recently, we worked with BayPort Credit Union to implement PKI Spotlight to provide real-time monitoring and alerting of the availability,…

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