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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

SSL certificates

So far, we have talked about how asymmetric key pairs and symmetric keys work in PKI. But when we talk about PKI, it is the SSL certificates that come to mind. So, what is the role of the certificates?

I travel regularly between London and Seattle. When I reach Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, border security officers ask for my passport to verify my identity. They do not know me personally, but the passport I hold is issued by an authority that operates under international migration laws, and they certify that the person who owns the passport is "Dishan Francis." If they want to check its authenticity, they can confirm with the authority who issued my passport. Once they have confirmed my identity, they can also check the visa status to decide on my entry to the country.

Similarly, when looking at public-key cryptography, we know that a public key can be used by many applications and services. But how exactly can it be published, and how can...

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