AD Certificate Service Question


  • Good day All

    I am trying to install the Certificate Services on one of my 2012 DC's in order to create a cert for import into my Sonicwall 3500 NSA firewall. The purpose is to connect my LDAP service to the firewall so that when Remote users use thew VPN they can authenticate to the AD. And I KNOW NOTHING about configuring it, especially when I get to the"Private key Cryptography" option. Can anyone give me a hand in configuring this role properly so That I can get a 'root" cert for my firewall

    Scott Cummins

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 3:14 PM

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  • You don't necessarily need to install ADCS for this and would recommend against it if you're not familiar with it.

    If your goal is to enable LDAPS from your Sonicwall to Active Directory, then a great alternative is using a third party certificate.  Then you can load the root certificate (if it isn't already present) from the third party certificate into your Sonicwall.

    How to enable LDAP over SSL with a third-party certification authority

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 4:35 PM
  • Mr. Hanson

    That is sound advice and No, I have not. I followed the Microsoft KB on installing that feature and creating a root cert. I did all that and Go it installed in my SonicWall and I am gonna test. I hope I did not make a mistake. And thank you so much for your response..BTW I did all this before your suggestion,

    Scott Cummins

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:54 PM