Enterprise CA: Installation and Configuration with Windows Server

Management console

In this tutorial, I will explain how to set up an enterprise CA that is linked to an Active Directory, unlike the stand-alone CA. This type of CA allows you to automate certificate generation with direct submission to the CA. Automatically issue computer and user certificates to, for example, secure VPN access with Windows NPS. …

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Setting up a certification authority under Windows 2012R2 / 2016

CA

Presentation

A Certificate Authority (CA) can issue certificates for internal internet sites, RDS connections …

The advantage of having a CA is having to deploy a single certificate on the computers, and some Windows services require certificates from a CA to work:

  • RemoteApp
  • Client RDP HTML5

On Windows, there are two types of CAs (summary):

  • Company: CA linked to an Active Directory that can issue certificates for domain members (posts / users).
  • Standalone: AC that can be a member or not of a domain that issues certificates of the generations of “manual request”.

Autorité de certification différence

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