7.12. OCSP Components

OCSP is divided into several different components, including the OCSP client, responder, and revocation providers.

7.12.1. OCSP Client

The OCSP client is integrated within Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. This allows these two operating systems to interact with an OCSP implementation by default without any further implementation. However, earlier operating systems by Microsoft do not include support for OCSP; thus, you must look for a third-party software provider program.

7.12.2. Online Responder

The online responder consists of the service that holds the web proxy cache for the online responder, the revocation configuration to determine how the responder responds to requests, the ability to issue digitally signed ...

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