At times, you'll have to specify alternate credentials in DSC Configurations. Encryption is an absolute must for protecting these credentials in any production environment. Encrypting credentials in PowerShell DSC Configurations requires a PKI infrastructure that issues document encryption certificates. In this session, DSC expert Melissa Januszko explains how to configure a PKI infrastructure for your DSC needs, including why you want a PKI, how to set up a two-tier PKI, and how to configure the PKI to issue document encryption certificates.
You will learn:
- Best practices for setting up a PKI
- How to install and configure ADCS using DSC
- How to configure the AD and ADCS infrastructure to issue certificates
- How to use the certificates to encrypt credentials in a DSC configuration