Level: Introductory Intermediate
These days, AD CS is becoming as important a network service as AD DS. Applications from Web servers to VPNs, System Center components to PowerShell all require (or strongly recommend) certificates as a secondary (or primary!) mechanism of authentication. You just can't operate a modern Windows environment without being able to generate your own certificates. The problem is building a production-worthy PKI isn't a matter taken lightly. They require planning, tiering, protection against data loss or failure, as well as ancillary services like CRLs, CDPs, online responders, and correctly-configured templates before ever generating your first certificates. Join Greg Shields for a 100% demo-filled exploration of building your own AD Certificate Services infrastructure. In three hours, you'll begin with nothing and end with a production-worthy solution that’s ready for users, their computers, and all your network services.
You will learn:
- The many components of a production-worthy AD CS infrastructure, and see them deployed from start to finish in this all demonstration session
- Learn the correct ways to configure a two-tier PKI using Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services
- Leave with the step-by-step instructions you need to accomplish the same in your own environment