Tag Archives: Certificates

The consequence of not renewing ATA certificate in time

A customer who uses Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) recently had severe issues with their ATA implementation. At first, the portal started to behave strangely, not showing all information in alerts and some configuration settings were missing. After a restart … Continue reading

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What is the difference between the formats "DER encoded" and "Base64 encoded" when exporting a certificate?

I am often asked what the difference between the following certificate export options are: The first option exports the certifcate encoded in the format Distinguished Encoding Rules, which is a binary format. The second option exports the certificate encoded with … Continue reading

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Delete certificates on smart cards

If you want to delete existing certificates on a smart card, follow these steps: Start PowerShell (or cmd, since we do not actually use PS-commands) Insert the smart card in a reader Run the command certutil -scinfo Enter PIN if … Continue reading

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Which Root CAs do you really trust?

When I ask people which Root CAs they trust, they usually show me the list in Trusted Root Certification Authorities. Like this one, from a freshly installed Windows Server 2012: But that is actually not the entire truth. If I … Continue reading

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