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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

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

Planning PKI

By now, we understand what PKI is and how it works. You have also learned about AD CS components and their capabilities. The next thing is to plan the deployment of the PKI. In this section, we will look into the things we need to consider during the PKI planning process.

Internal or public CAs

AD CS is not just a role that we can install on a server and leave to run. It requires knowledge to set up and operate. It needs to be maintained like any other IT system. We also need to consider high availability. All this comes at a cost. Public CA certificates need to be purchased through a service provider. Each provider has many different types of certificates with different price ranges. It is important to evaluate these associated costs against your company's requirements. If the company is looking for a few web service certificates, there is no point in maintaining a few servers internally just for that. If a public CA can offer the same thing for $15, it...

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