Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 released

The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project are pleased to announce the release of Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12. This version of Apache is our latest GA release of the new generation 2.4.x branch of Apache HTTPD and represents fifteen years of innovation by the project, and is recommended over all previous releases. This version of Apache is principally a security and bug fix release. This version of httpd is a major release of the 2.

Install and configure CA Online Responder – AD CS Part3

I will be covering the final piece of the AD CS configuration, configuring CA Online Responder. This will include configuring the Certificate Autoenrollment using group policy; adding the Revocation Configuration to the OCSP Responder; and Verify the AD CS setup. Setup Guide: 1. Configure Certificate Autoenrollment using group policy – Log onto the domain controller -> click Start ->Administrative Tools -> click Group Policy Management – Expand the Group Policy Objects in the forest\domain containing the Default Domain Policy Group Policy object (GPO) -> Right-click the Default Domain Policy GPO -> click Edit

Install and configure CA Online Responder – AD CS Part2

For Certificate Authority to support the Online Responder service, we need to add the location of the Online Responder to the authority information access extension of issued certificates and enable the certificate templates. Requirement: IIS service is required. You will be prompted to install IIS during setup. Setup Guide: 1. Install Online Response Service – Click Start - Administrative Tools - click Server Manager – Expand Roles - right-click Active Directory Certificate Services - click Add role services – On the Select Role Services page - select the Online Responder check box - You are prompted to install IIS and Windows Activation Service - click Add Required Role Services - click Next – Click Next on Web Server IIS - On Select Role Services - click Next – On the Confirm Installation Selections page - click Install – When the installation is complete - Review the status page to verify that the installation was successful - click Close Note: During the setup process, a virtual directory named OCSP is created in IIS, and the ISAPI extension used as the Web proxy is registered.

Install AD Certificate Services on Windows Server 2008 R2 – AD CS Part1

In this post I will go through steps required in the installation and configuration of Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) on Windows Server 2008 R2. In addition to this, I will be looking at other AD CS components in later posts. Below is brief overview of these components: CA Web Enrollment: Web enrollment allows users to connect to a CA by means of a Web browser in order to Request certificates and review certificate requests; Retrieve certificate revocation lists (CRLs); Perform smart card certificate enrollment.