Authentication Assurance and Claims Based Authentication

Authentication Mechanism Assurance is described in the following Microsoft publication: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd378897(v=WS.10).aspx. In this post I want to dig a bit more into different configuration options, show how it works and provide example of how it can be configured with AD FS 2. Authentication Mechanism Assurance is a new feature in Windows 2008 R2 AD DS…

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Implementing FIM 2010 Certificate Management (Part 4)

This is the fourth and final  installment in a four part series showing how to implement FIM 2010 Certificate Management solution. You can watch the previous three parts by going to each presentation: “Implementing FIM 2010 Certificate Management (Part 1)” “Implementing FIM 2010 Certificate Management (Part 2)” “Implementing FIM 2010 Certificate Management (Part 3)” If…

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Implementing FIM 2010 Certificate Management (Part 3)

This is the third installment in a four part series showing how to implement FIM 2010 Certificate Management solution. You can watch the first part of this series by going to the “Implementing FIM 2010 Certificate Management (Part 1)” and the second part at “Implementing FIM 2010 Certificate Management (Part 2)”. If you wonder what…

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Implementing FIM 2010 Certificate Management (Part 2)

This is the second installment in a four part series showing how to implement FIM 2010 Certificate Management solution. You can watch the first part of this series by going to the “Implementing FIM 2010 Certificate Management (Part 1)”. If you wonder what is the final result of this specific implementation then please watch demonstration…

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Implementing FIM 2010 Certificate Management (Part 1)

Did you have a chance to watch demonstration on how to use FIM 2010 CM for manual certificate issuance? If not, you can watch it here. If you are interested to learn how I configured FIM 2010 CM environment to be able to provide shown functionality then start watching the following demonstration. I broke down…

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PKI Installation Made Easy in HD

Who said that implementing PKI is hard? The following one hour video demonstration shows how to implement the most common PKI solution – two tier PKI with Root CA and Subordinate Issuing CA. I’ll discuss the design and why it is done this way, discuss best settings for PKI implementation and show how to do…

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PKI Video Channel

Over the next few weeks I’ll try to repackage my “PKI Made Easy” video demonstration into HD format and will publish it on my Vimeo video hosting site. If you like, you can bookmark or subscribe to my PKI Video channel so you’ll have a quick access to upcoming updates. This the the link: https://vimeo.com/channels/163361

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PKI Installation Made Easy–Video

Ever wonder how difficult it is to install a two tier PKI system? It is actually not that difficult. Watch this video with live step-by-step demonstration showing how to do just that. Entire system can be up and running in under one hour time frame. This is about 70 minutes video presentation showing how to…

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FIM CM and Custom Subject Policy Module

Forefront Identity Manager Certificate Management (FIM CM) provides very useful function – it can create certificate with predefined subject, specified by the Administrator and enforced centrally on all certificates issued via FIM CM. Most PKI implementations are governed by Certificate Policy (CP) and applicable Certificate Practice Statement (CPS). Among many things, the CPS defines what…

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Token Policy and STS

If you are familiar with PKI projects you are probably know about Certificate Policy (CP) and Certificate Practice Statements (CPS). Both based on published RFC and usually required in most PKI implementations. CP specify the policy for PKI and CPS specifies how this policy is implemented by each CA in your PKI solution. Usually it…

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