Smart Card Base Cryptographic Service Provider (Base CSP)

Downloading Base CSP for Windows Today, the Smart Card Base Cryptographic Service Provider (Base CSP) is available as a free download from the Windows Update site (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8095fd5-c7e5-4bee-9577-2ea6b45b41c6&DisplayLang=en).  If you are using Windows Update tool, then check out the hirearchy “Windows Update, Custom, optional software, Base CSP”.  About Base CSP architecture Smart Card support exists in…

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References & Links

(Thanks to David Cross for the links) Top Whitepapers: Default Access Control Settings in Windows Server 2003 whitepaper: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2A76C348-FE02-4CB7-9B7A-5A0B9964BD9C&displaylang=en Internal link to PKI landscape, deployments, challenges, topologies, etc.  http://winweb/security/pki/Docs/analysts/Burton/public%20key%20infrastructure_770.pdf List of new XP and 2003 features: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/plan/pkienh.mspx Auto-enrollment whitepaper:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/security/autoenro.mspx Best Practices for implementing Windows Server 2003 PKI: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/security/ws3pkibp.mspx   and http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/wssra/raguide/Certificate_Services_SB_1.mspx Microsoft Systems Architecture:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/msa/2/all/solution/en-us/msa20rak/vmhtm122.mspx Cross-certification and…

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Introduction

 This blog is about Smart Card infrastructure in Windows. The objective of this blog is to educate everyone about Smart Card infrastructure in Windows – clarifications on the workings (see MSDN for workings), comments on scenarios that we support well and scenarios that we don’t support – we will listen to your suggestions very carefully….

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