Deploying Your Public Key Infrastructure

After your public key design and deployment strategies have been validated and refined by pilot programs, you can deploy the PKI into your production environment. The following list shows a basic production rollout process that you can use to deploy your PKI.

Deploying the PKI includes the following activities:

  • Scheduling production rollout in stages

  • Providing training and support for production users

  • Installing CAs

  • Installing and configuring support systems or applications

  • Configuring the certificates to be issued

  • Configuring publication of certificate revocation lists

  • Configuring public key Group Policy

  • Configuring certificate renewal and enrollment

  • Issuing certificates to users, computers, and certification authorities