How To Create And Manage Certificates in JKS on Windows, Linux, and MacOS

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Learn How To Automate JKS on Windows, Linux, Mac from Microsoft PKI Applications (especially Java applications) that use HTTPS (SSL/TLS) require X.509 certificates to be  provided typically in a Java Key Store (JKS) or PKCS#12 file. This post describes how you can automatically create certificates in JKS from a Microsoft PKI Certificate Authority or GlobalSign…

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Best Practices for Securing Private Keys

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Best Practices for Securing Private Keys When you leave home do you lock the front door but leave the key in the lock?  That’s the same thing as creating a private key but not protecting it. Access to a private key can let an attacker fraudulently sign application content or impersonate a site’s identity.  Common sense…

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Automating X.509 Certificate Application Integration with CertAccord Certificate Appliers

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Learn how to Automate Integration of Applications with SSL/TLS Certificates from Microsoft PKI Automatically creating and renewing X.509 certificates on Linux, Mac, and Windows from Microsoft ADCS PKI is simple and quick when using CertAccord© Enterprise. You can take that a step further and automatically integrate certificates with the applications that use them using Certificate…

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How To Create Trusted X.509 Certificates On MacOS X

Creating trusted X.509 certificates

Learn How To Create Trusted X.509 Certificates on MacOS X from Microsoft ADCS Creating trusted enterprise certificates on Apple’s MacOS X has never been easy, but it can be. In the traditional process you have to create a private key, create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), submit the CSR to a Certificate Authority (CA) such…

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Configuring Apache HTTPD TLS Using Microsoft ADCS Certificates

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Learn How to Configure Apache HTTPD TLS Using Microsoft ADCS Certificates This quick guide will give you step-by-step instructions on how to configure Apache HTTPD on Linux with TLS (SSL) using an x.509 certificate issued from a Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) PKI environment.  We will cover two methods of achieving this both of…

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Certificate Auto-Enrollment of Linux/Mac End Points for 802.1x EAP-TLS

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Certificate Auto-Enrollment of Linux/Mac End Points for 802.1x EAP-TLS The 802.1x IEEE standard provides identity-based access control at the network edge. When implemented with EAP-TLS and X.509 certificates it can provide excellent security and access control at the network port level. This document provides an overview of 802.1x and how to provide the required X.509…

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CertAccord Enterprise 7.0

CertAccord Enterprise 7.0 release of certificate management software

CertAccord™ Enterprise 7.0 Features Improved Machine Identity Certificate Provisioning CertAccord Enterprise 7.0 by Revocent, Inc. provides improved automated deployments of X.509 Machine Identity Certificates between Microsoft ADCS PKI and Linux/Mac endpoints. Additionally this release features deeper integration with Microsoft ADCS with the support of certificate revocation and numerous improvements to the CertAccord Enterprise Management Console…

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How To Configure CertAccord When IP/DNS Is Not Accurate

How To Configure CertAccord When IP/DNS Is Not Accurate

CertAccord© Enterprise provides automated X509 Certificate Lifecycle Management between PKI platforms like Microsoft ADCS and endpoints running Linux, MacOS, and Windows. The typical CertAccord setup uses DNS to identify endpoints with the CertAccord Enterprise Agent.  The DNS information is used to establish the trusted hostname of an endpoint in order to create its product certificate…

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