Part 2 - Configuring an Enterprise Root Certificate Authority


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Published on 22 March 2016 by Christopher Lewis. Words: 180. Reading Time: 1 mins.

This is Part 2 of a series of posts on how to configure VMware vSphere 6.x to use Certificates from Microsoft Windows Server Certificate Services.

The following assumes you have completed the steps within the series:

Instructions

Click Configure Active Directory Certificate Services to run the AD CS Configuration Post-deployment configuration wizard.

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If required, click Change to choose a different account with the appropriate administration rights (i.e. Enterprise Admins) and click Next.

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Check the Certification Authority and Certification Authority Web Enrollment checkboxes and click Next.

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Ensure the Enterprise CA option is selected and click Next.

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Ensure the Root CA option is selected and click Next.

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Ensure the Create a new private key option is selected and click Next.

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Click Next.

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Click Next.

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Click Next.

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Click Next.

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Click Configure.

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Click Close

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Check the Web Enrollment is working by browsing to http://localhost/certsrv/

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Next Steps

Now we have configured the Enterprise Root Certificate Authority, let us move on to Part 3A - Creating the Microsoft CA Template for SSL certificates in vSphere 6.0


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