Operating a Windows PKI: Certification Authority Certificate Lifecycle and Renewals

Certification Authority Certificate Lifecycle and Renewals In this blog post I am going to discuss managing the Lifecycle for CA Certificates as well as cover the actual process to renew CA Certificates. Number of Tiers If an organization is looking to deploy a new PKI, we usually first discuss the type of overall design in…

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Operating a Windows PKI: Removing Expired Certificates from the CA Database

Today, I am going to discuss removing expired certificates from the CA database.  Every time a CA issues a certificate it also stores a copy of the issued certificate in the CA database.  Overtime the certificates that the CA issues expire.  Once the certificate expires it is no longer valid.  Therefore, once a certificate expires…

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Operating a Windows PKI

In my customer engagements I get a lot of questions around what tasks an organization should be doing in terms of operation and maintenance for their PKI.  So, in this blog series I am going to cover the operational and maintenance aspects of a PKI.  Below is the list of topics I plan on covering…

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