Planning Certificate Services

Certain ConfigMgr functionality requires a properly configured public key infrastructure (PKI). You may use any PKI implementation supporting x.509 version 3 certificates with ConfigMgr; however, a Microsoft Enterprise PKI will be the easiest to use and supports the broadest range of functionality. Here are the ConfigMgr features that depend on PKI:

• HTTPS (hypertext transfer protocol secure) provides encryption and authentication for network communications. Servers that accept HTTPS connections require a web server certificate, and clients configured to use HTTPS require a client computer certificate. Chapter 5 contains additional information about ConfigMgr HTTPS communications.

• Mobile device management (MDM) ...

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