Managing Certificate Enrollment

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The administrator of a certification authority (CA) can manage certificate enrollment by:


You can specify whether a stand-alone CA will hold incoming certificate requests as pending or automatically issue the certificate. In most cases, for security reasons, all incoming certificate requests to a stand-alone CA should be marked as pending.

  • Selecting whether to allow certificates to be published to the file system. Actual publication will only occur if the certificate request specifies a file system location where the certificate is to be published. For more information, see Publish Certificates to the File System.

  • Evaluating and acting on pending certificate requests. For more information, see Review Pending Certificate Requests.

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