IX509EnrollmentHelper::AddPolicyServer method

The AddPolicyServer method registers a certificate enrollment policy (CEP) server and saves CEP access credentials in the credential cache. This method is web enabled.

Syntax

HRESULT AddPolicyServer(
  BSTR                    strEnrollmentPolicyServerURI,
  BSTR                    strEnrollmentPolicyID,
  PolicyServerUrlFlags    EnrollmentPolicyServerFlags,
  X509EnrollmentAuthFlags authFlags,
  BSTR                    strCredential,
  BSTR                    strPassword
);

Parameters

strEnrollmentPolicyServerURI

A BSTR that contains the certificate enrollment policy server URL.

strEnrollmentPolicyID

A BSTR that contains the certificate enrollment policy server ID. The ID can be any string. It is set by the administrator who installs the CEP server.

EnrollmentPolicyServerFlags

A PolicyServerUrlFlags enumeration value. For the AddPolicyServer function, you can specify a bitwise OR of the following values.

Value Meaning
PsfAutoEnrollmentEnabled
Automatic certificate enrollment is enabled.
PsfAllowUnTrustedCA
Specifies that the certificate of the issuing CA need not be trusted by the client to install a certificate signed by the CA.

authFlags

An X509EnrollmentAuthFlags enumeration value that specifies the client authentication type. This can be one of the following values.

Value Meaning
X509AuthAnonymous
Anonymous authentication. Set the strCredential and strPassword parameters to NULL.
X509AuthKerberos
Kerberos authentication. Set the strCredential and strPassword parameters to NULL.
X509AuthUsername
Clear text user name and password authentication. Set the strCredential and strPassword parameters to the user name and associated password. These strings are encrypted before transmission and are stored securely in the credential vault on the CEP server.
X509AuthCertificate
Client authentication certificate installed on the local computer and used by the server to verify the identity of the client. Set the strPassword parameter to NULL and set the certificate thumbprint, a 20-byte SHA1 hash of the certificate, in the strCredential parameter.

strCredential

A BSTR that contains the credential.

strPassword

A BSTR that contains a clear text password.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the function returns S_OK.

If the function fails, it returns an HRESULT value that indicates the error. Possible values include, but are not limited to, those in the following table. For a list of common error codes, see Common HRESULT Values.

Return code Description
E_INVALIDARG
The strEnrollmentPolicyServerURI, strCredential, or strPassword parameters cannot be NULL or empty.
HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_ARITHMETIC_OVERFLOW)
The strPassword, strCredential, or strEnrollmentServerURI parameters exceed 64,000 characters or contain embedded null characters.

Remarks

The strCredential and strPassword arguments change depending on the value specified in the authFlags argument as shown in the following table.

flag parameter strCredential parameter strPassword parameter
X509AuthAnonymous NULL NULL
X509AuthKerberos NULL NULL
X509AuthUsername Clear text user name recognized by the CEP server. Clear text password associated with the user name.
X509AuthCertificate Contains a 20 byte SHA-1 hash (thumbprint) of the certificate. NULL

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 7 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header certenroll.h

See also

IX509EnrollmentHelper