Understanding and Managing the Certificate Stores Used for Smart Card Logon

Don Baker, a Senior PFE with our US Public Sector team, jotted down a cheat sheet that’ll be useful when configuring and troubleshooting Smart Card logons. Okay, so the “cheat sheet” turned out to be more of a “cheat blanket” (or “cheat roll-of-blankets”), and the information is extensive! One of the things I find challenging…


ADCS: Manually Created CDP Extensions Cause CRL Look-up Failures

Summary: Gregg O’Brien, a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer from Canada, makes a case for not throwing sand in your face and correct zipper placement when dealing with a Certificate Revocation List Distribution Point (CDP) in Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services.  The moral of his story:  make sure your CDPs are properly formatted or you’ll see…