Monthly Archives: December 2006

Prepping for exam 70-551

Apparently the boyscout motto is to “always be prepared”. This certainly holds true for Microsoft Certificied Professional (MCP) exams. Last week I took the exam 70–551: UPGRADE: MCAD Skills to MCPD: Web Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework. Here … Continue reading

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The need for Trusted Root Certificate Authorities

A web server will send the public key of its server certificate to set up a SSL connection with the client. The client checks whether the certificate is still a valid in this point in time the name of the … Continue reading

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Request and install a client certificate on the browsing computer

Browsers will need to have client certificates installed before any web server can receive them for authentication and authorization. Certificate Services can issue these certificates manually by a user, administrator or even programmatically. Let’s assume that your users need to … Continue reading

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certutil

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Getting up in the morning

Take a look at this picture of my daughter Lieke: Looking pretty wise and smart, right? (Remember, this is her father talking). Well anyway, just to tell you the truth: that’s not how she gets up in the morning. Follow … Continue reading

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Configure IIS for client certificates

Now that the web server is prepared with a server certificate you can continue with client certificates. By default IIS will ignore client certificates. You need to change some settings. Go to the properties of the particular web application in … Continue reading

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Preparing IIS 5.x or 6.0 with a server certificate

The final goal of this exercise is to work with client certificates. But client certificates will not work unless you set up the web server with a server certificate. Even though there are loads of instructions to be found, let … Continue reading

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