Chapter 10. Overview of Certificate Management

Microsoft Identity Management (MIM)—certificate management (CM)—is deemed the outcast in many discussions. We are here to tell you that this is not the case. We see many scenarios where CM makes the management of user-based certificates possible and improved. If you are currently using FIM certificate management or considering a new certificate management deployment with MIM, we think you will find that CM is a component to consider.

CM is not a requirement for using smart cards, but it adds a lot of functionality and security to the process of managing the complete life cycle of your smart cards and software-based certificates in a single forest or multiforest scenario.

In this chapter, we will look ...

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