Visual Basic for Applications and SHA2

I was recently helping a customer deploy a SHA-256 based PKI.  As part of the retirement of their old PKI, we reissued the code signing certificates used by their developers.  We found that the Visual Studio 2010 developers had no issue with the new code signing certs, but the Visual Basic of Application developers could…


HSPD-12 Logical Access Authentication and 2008 Active Directory Domains on Download Center

A follow-up document to the original HSPD-12 Logical Access Authentication and Active DIrectory Domains document has just been posted to the download center. The follow-up document demonstrates the increased flexibility of FIPS 201 PIV-II compliant smart cards with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Active Directory, Windows 7 and Office 2010. Included within this document are detailed…


Certificate Validation on Windows XP with Entrust SSP Issued HSPD-12 Certificates

On May 9th, 2009 Entrust Managed Services (provider of HSPD-12 certificates) performed a key update ceremony on the Entrust Managed Services Root and SSP certification authorities. HSPD-12 certificates issued after May 9th, 2009 will not work on the Windows XP operating system (i.e. RTM, SP1, SP2 and SP3). More information can be found in the…

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