Features of the Public Key Infrastructure

The Windows 2000 public key infrastructure and Windows 2000 Certificate Services include the following key features:

  • Certificates console (an MMC snap-in)

  • Certification authority trust model

  • Windows 2000 enterprise (and stand-alone) certificate authorities

  • Certificate life cycle

  • Certificate enrollment and renewal methods

  • Public Key Group Policy

  • Certificate revocation lists

  • Preinstalled trusted root CA certificates

  • Smart card support

  • Certificate mapping

  • Roaming profile support