TNWiki Article spotlight: PKI aka Public Key Infrastructure

For this week’s TNWiki Article, I’ve made a selection of the most exquisite Wiki content for the Enterprise Security specialists amongst you.

Not a Security specialist? Keep on reading, enough intellectual food to get kick-started with it.

This week the spotlight is on PKI a.k.a. Public Key Infrastructure.


The WIki offers a surprising amount of content on PKI.
(Still wondering why PKI is not a popular tag.)

So where to start?

has put quite some effort in Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Also check:
–  Windows PKI Documentation Reference and Library
Troubleshooting Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Content Map.
Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Overview 

So, you like to do it yourself, then?

AD CS and PKI Step-by-Steps, Labs, Walkthroughs, HowTo, and Examples
Test Lab Guide: Converting a Single-Tier PKI CA Hierarchy to a Two-Tier PKI Hierarchy

Oh no, got into trouble?

Troubleshooting PKI Problems on Windows
Active Directory Certificate Services PKI Troubleshooting Survival Guide Reference
Troubleshooting the “No Usable Certificate(s)” IP-HTTPS Client Error  

Right, now you’re ready for architecture, need some help on design?

PKI Design Guidance
AD CS PKI Design
AD CS Deployment Guidance
Current Certificate Lifecycle Manager Resources

If you wish to follow the MS PKI blog: Windows Public Key Infrastructure PKI (RSS)

While doing some research for this article I found out that TNWiki serves another purpose, rather unexpected.
Errata in Windows Server® 2008 PKI and Certificate Security from MS Press
But be honest, the Wiki is the perfect plaform for this! Good move that shows how complementary the Wiki can be, even to the good old paper book!

Hey, master-Ninja, can you arrange a Wiki Blog interview with

[Ka-jah Shakaah!]
The Identity & Security Ninja. 😉

Peter Geelen
CISSP, CISA, MCT, MVP Forefront Identity Manager
Community Lead – MS Security User Group Belgium

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Comments (4)

  1. I noticed that all the popular PKI topics are from Kurt Hudson. Great job, Kurt!

    Peter, those blog links aren't working for me. Maybe the server's down.

  2. Oh, I guess I'm the master ninja. I was looking around, like, "Who's the master ninja, and why isn't he answering the Identity and Security Ninja (TM)? ANSWER HIM!!!!"

    Then I was like, "Oh, wait, that's me. I should stop talking to myself." Then I was like, "This conversation's over!"

    Um, yeah, good idea. We'll interview Kurt. =^)

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