Tag Archives: PKI

How to request custom certificates using the MMC snapin

A common misunderstand is that creating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) can only be performed using tools like Internet Information Service (IIS) or the Exchange Admin Center console. On any Windows computer, you can use the Certificates MMC snap-in to create custom certificate signing requests, including wildcard and multi-SAN certificates for web server authentication. How… Read More »

SHA-1 Deprecation timeline accelerated

SHA-1 and SHA-2 are cryptographic ‘Hash’ algorithms, that are used in the digital signatures that forms the foundation certificates are built on. Over time, cryptographic algorithms become relatively weaker as they are exposed to  attacks through both the availability of increasingly powerful computers and advanced cryptanalysis. The use of the signing algorithm SHA-1 is being… Read More »