Now that you have a basic understanding of how the process of acquiring and using certificates works, it's time to learn how to actually perform some of these tasks yourself. The first task is to request and retrieve a certificate from a Certificate Authority. Luckily, Microsoft has made this task fairly simple to perform, thanks to a couple of COM objects that are available for use.
The remaining portion of this chapter requires that you have installed Windows 2000 Server or NT Server 4.0 with the Windows NT 4 Option Pack.
Generating a Certificate Request
Included with the latest version of Microsoft's Certificate Server is a COM object that can be used to generate certificate requests. It is also used ...