The Certificates Snap-In

The Certification Authority snap-in is for managing CAs, not the certificates they issue. A corresponding snap-in is intended just for managing certificates—the Certificates snap-in. Clients on your network can manage their own certificates by using the Certificates button in the Content tab of Microsoft Internet Explorer's Internet Options dialog box; it does most of what the snap-in can do without requiring that you give your users access to the snap-in.

The basic functions of the Certificates snap-in (along with its installation requirements) are discussed in the section entitled Managing Certificates in Chapter 19. However, the behavior and functionality of the Certificates snap-in change slightly when you use it in a domain that has an enterprise or stand-alone CA—you'll notice two new items in the Certificates store: Other People and REQUEST. The Other People store allows you to manage certificates issued to people who aren't in your Active Directory; for example, you can use it as a repository for certificates issued to business partners by an outside CA. The REQUEST store holds certificate requests that are awaiting your approval decision.



Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator's Companion
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrators Companion
ISBN: 0735617856
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 320

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