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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

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Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

PKI in action

In general, we know "encryption" is more secure and that it requires secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates. But the question is, do we really know what the role of a certificate is and how this encryption and decryption works? It is very important to know how these all work, as it makes deployment and management of PKI easy.

Symmetric keys versus asymmetric keys

There are two types of cryptographic methods used to encrypt data:

  • Symmetric keys: Symmetric methods work in exactly the same way as your door lock works. You have one key to lock or open. This method is also known as the shared secret method or private key method. Virtual private network (VPN) connections and backup software are good examples of systems that use symmetric keys to encrypt data.
  • Asymmetric keys: This method, on the other hand, uses a key pair to perform the encryption and decryption. It includes two keys: one is a public key, and the other one is a private...
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