How Certificates Are Created

The following text is a simple copy/paste from the TechNet article How Certificates Work (section How Certificates are Created). Why am I posting this information to the blog? Quite simple: I recognize that it is often overlooked that the key pair generation is always the very first step of a certificate creation. Certificates are issued…

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Certificate Revocation Checking Whitepaper

A whitepaper on Certificate Revocation Checking in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 has been publshed on Technet here – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee619730(WS.10).aspx Topics in this whitepaper include: ·         What’s new in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 revocation checking ·         How revocation checking works ·         How pre-fetching revocation information improves performance ·         Support for independent OCSP signer…

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