Managing the Encrypted File System certs…or "preventing self signed certs."

  This is an FYI ..   How do you manage your users related to EFS? Do they use EFS? Do you know if they use EFS?   I won’t go into all the details of why this new DCR is so neat… unless the readers really ask about it. But – this can save…

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MS releases Base Smart Card CSP…

In case you missed it…   This update lets smart card vendors more easily enable their smart cards on Microsoft Windows by using a lightweight proprietary card module instead of a full proprietary CSP.


2003 SP1 Digital Identity Management Service – DIMS continued.

 So when we left off, we were talking about DIMS as a new feature for 2003 SP1. The overview was brief , so here are some details.  DIMS takes advantage of another new feature in SP1 for confidential attributes, actually this attribute feature was added specifically for DIMS. (Ill blog more about this later perhaps)…

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2003 SP1 – whats new? Digital Identity Management Service or (DIMS) !

Continuing on my “neat SP1 list”…. There are a lot of new niftyola fixes\features, and one of them is the new Credential Roaming feature otherwise known as Digital Identity Management Service or (DIMS)  One note here – it does require a schema extension, but it does not require a particular Forest functional level or Domain functional…

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HowTo: Set the AKI extension field for serial and issuer name

  Another post from http://www.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/microsoft.public.platformsdk.security/2005-02/0189.html   “We have a Windows2003 box which is currently issuing certificates with an Authority Key Identifier extension with a KeyID only (i.e. KeyID=ed 2a 47 a4 e9 09 5a ec 9e 51 1a 81 04 58 78 87 61 3f 94 fc).   How do we add the IsserName and…


HowTo: Use certreq.exe with a smartcard enrollment agent

  I know this is my second post and its still related to smartcards, but I swear this isnt the only thing I work on. I also know that this may be an edge topic to many and as you read this you say – what is certreq.exe and what is an enrollment agent?? If…

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