Active Directory Certificate Services

What is a Certificate

Before we delve into the Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), let us understand certificates. A digital certificate and traditional certificate have quite a number of similarities. 

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Microsoft Passport

Using a password is a common approach to protect and secure a resource. However, the use and maintenance of a password has its shortcomings. One challenge is the difficulty in remembering passwords, more so, if the complexity requirements are in place. Another possibility is the repository containing the passwords being breached. Microsoft has an alternative to passwords called Microsoft Passport which was introduced along with Windows Hello in Windows 10. Read more  

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Microsoft Hello

For quite a long time, we have been following the routine of typing in a password for accessing our computers. Strong password requirements make us set complex passwords which we often tend to forget, and then we frantically chase the administrator to reset our forgotten passwords. More importantly, even the most secure network is vulnerable to security breaches and the network credentials could easily end up in wrong hands. Users could also easily fall prey to replay or phishing attacks and end up exposing their passwords. Isn’t it time for a change? What if we could have something more unique than passwords for authentication? Well, Microsoft Hello helps us do just that. Read more  

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