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Using vCSA 6.0 as a Subordinate CA of a Microsoft Root CA

One of the nicest improvements in vSphere 6 is the ability to use the VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) as a subordinate CA.
In most cases enterprises already have some form of PKI deployed in house and very often it is Microsoft based so I will show you how I did it with a Microsoft Enterprise CA. 549 more words


Issues migrating a single tier enterprise CA or Why a CA should not be installed on a DC

I was recently asked to troubleshoot a crashed Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller that was also acting as single tier enterprise CA. Unfortunately, the crashed server’s computer account was already deleted from the domain and a metadata cleanup had been performed. 1,150 more words

vSphere 6 Certificate Lifecycle Management

Recently I’ve been fighting with a vSphere environment and CA certificates and I thought a lot about certificate management and lifecycle in a VMware vSphere environment after that and how much it needs improvement. 1,054 more words


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What is digital certificate?

A digital certificate is an electronic “passport” that allows a person, computer or organization to exchange information securely over the Internet using the public key infrastructure (PKI). 571 more words


Digital Certificates

“If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don’t understand the problems and you don’t understand the technology.” Bruce Schneier

In this post, we will be discussing about Digital Certificates. 425 more words

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Digital Security Certificates Explained

Digital certificates or security certificates or Public key certificates are a digital document that contains public key bind with an digital signature. The Digital signature serves the purpose of verification of an individual/server/client in digital world over any network. 908 more words

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How to replace default VCSA 5.5 certificates with Microsoft CA signed certificates

DISCLAIMER: This is a very lenghty procedure and I’ve changed some steps from the original KB trying to make it shorter; if I made some mistakes please let me know. 1,438 more words

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