Certification Authority

Topics related to PKI or Certificate Authority.

Easily Replace vSphere Web Client Certificate

For some reason the vast majority of VMware environments we run into continue to utilize the default untrusted self-signed VMware web client front end certificate. Why? Who knows – maybe admins are intimidated by the seemingly daunting procedure of replacing the machine SSL certificate. But let’s face it, daunting or not, any HTTPS website should …

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Issue Subordinate CA Certificate from Offline Root CA

The other day, a client was deploying a new solution and needed a subordinate (SubCA) certificate for their networking device. The device basically needed to issue its own trusted certificates to clients within the internal network. They already had an internal 2-tier Microsoft CA infrastructure in place. One offline root CA and 2 enterprise subordinate …

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