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Mastering Windows Server 2016 by Jordan Krause

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Creating a new certificate template

Enough talk, it's time to get some work done. Now that our CA role has been installed, let's make it do something! The purpose of a certificate server is to issue certificates, right? So maybe do that? Not so fast. When you issue a certificate from a CA server to a device or user, you are not choosing which certificate you want to deploy, rather you are choosing which certificate template you want to utilize in order to deploy a certificate that is based upon the settings configured inside that template. Certificate templates are sort of like recipes for cooking. On the server side, you build out your templates and include all of the particular ingredients, or settings, that you want to be incorporated into ...

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