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Windows Server® 2008 PKI and Certificate Security by Brian Komar

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Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol Enroll Process

SCEP allows the automated enrollment of certificates to network devices when the network devices do not have accounts in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). SCEP delivers the certificate in a secure manner through the user of a registration authority (RA).

The SCEP enrollment process

Figure 27-1. The SCEP enrollment process

The SCEP enrollment process (shown in Figure 27-1) involves eight distinct steps:

  1. The network device generates a Rivest Shamir Adleman (RSA) public-private key pair. The device generates an RSA public-private key pair and specifies whether the key is enabled for signing and signature verification, ...

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