Getting Started with Public Key Infrastructure

Getting started with PKI

After you have setup a public key infrastructure (PKI) you can use it in a range of different implementations such as VPN, Smart Card logon, 802.1x. In this series I will describe the building blocks and concepts of PKI as well as how you install the services and configure your network devices and computers to use digital certificates.

Currently this guide is a work in progress if you feel I’m missing some parts, please let me know.

  1. About PKI
  2. Components of Public Key Infrastructure
  3. Hierarchies in PKI
  4. Certification Authority Types in Windows