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certificate lifecycle management RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am using Root and SubCA on 2012 server. I would like to have certificates monitored and do cert lifecycle management. I do see we have various vendors like venafi but would want to know if we can use any cost effective solution to achieve same without using any 3rd party vendor.

    Thanks

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:42 AM

Answers

  • In the box you are limited to things like scripts or Powershell tools you may write. But more recently, Certificate Lifecycle Notifications became available. Honestly it leverages existing tools and technology and isnt a new product per-se, but provides guidance on how to do some notifications. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14250.certificate-services-lifecycle-notifications.aspx

    If you are looking for something more comprehensive, I would recommend you check out CMS from CSS-Security at: http://www.css-security.com/areas-of-expertise/certificate-management-system-cms/


    Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder of PKI Solutions Inc., former Microsoft Senior Engineer and subject matter expert for Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS). Known as “The PKI Guy” at Microsoft for 10 years.

    Friday, December 5, 2014 6:55 PM
  • That is pretty much all you get in the box. Otherwise I recommend checking out 3rd party products like the CSS product I linked above.

    Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder of PKI Solutions Inc., former Microsoft Senior Engineer and subject matter expert for Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS). Known as “The PKI Guy” at Microsoft for 10 years.

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:24 PM

All replies

  • In the box you are limited to things like scripts or Powershell tools you may write. But more recently, Certificate Lifecycle Notifications became available. Honestly it leverages existing tools and technology and isnt a new product per-se, but provides guidance on how to do some notifications. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14250.certificate-services-lifecycle-notifications.aspx

    If you are looking for something more comprehensive, I would recommend you check out CMS from CSS-Security at: http://www.css-security.com/areas-of-expertise/certificate-management-system-cms/


    Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder of PKI Solutions Inc., former Microsoft Senior Engineer and subject matter expert for Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS). Known as “The PKI Guy” at Microsoft for 10 years.

    Friday, December 5, 2014 6:55 PM
  • Thanks Mark.

    I see that this link has given example to configure notification for IIS certificate. I am not a scripting person, can you please provide/suggest some easy to understand steps to configure notification for certificate expiry.

    Thanks


    Neha Garg

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:34 AM
  • That is pretty much all you get in the box. Otherwise I recommend checking out 3rd party products like the CSS product I linked above.

    Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder of PKI Solutions Inc., former Microsoft Senior Engineer and subject matter expert for Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS). Known as “The PKI Guy” at Microsoft for 10 years.

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:24 PM