Certificate Authorities and PKI: It’s like the mafia

I visited Redmond at the end of March and while there we were discussing certificates and PKI. Nick a recent Lync Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) was sharing how he explained how certificate authorities worked and he gave me permission to post on his behalf. Here is Nick sharing his wisdom Think of PKI like the…

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Working with certificates

I never claim to know everything about certificates but I do feel I know a fair amount. In working with a customer issue we had some questions on whether the certificate would be trusted by the PIC partners given the intermediate authorities. When asking one of the partners to look I simply provided the cert…


PIC: Which Entrust Certificate do I purchase?

Andrew from Entrust alerted us to a problem with our documentation around the Entrust Certificates that customers use with Live Communications Server 2005 SP1 and mostly with PIC. I asked Andrew to provide me with information I can share here for your consumption and he has provided this: The majority of Entrust SSL certificate products,…