Windows 2000 Certificate Server
Digital certificates are used to provide various security and identification functions such as:
- Digital signatures which provide proof the sender who claims to send messages or documents actually did.
- Encryption of transferred data and files.
Digital certificates are keys used for encryption of data. A certificate authority (CA) produces keys for those who want to use keys to encrypt data, decrypt data, or verify that a specific party digitally signed a transmission or program.
Certificate server is a certificate authority which can be used to issue certificates.
Folders in the certificate authority nodes:
- Revoked certificates
- Issued certificates
- Pending requests
- Failed requests
- Policy settings
Certificate Properties Box
- Certification path
Buttons which allow the purposes that the certificate may be used for:
- Enable all purposes for this certificate
- Disable all purposes for this certificate
- Enable only the following purposes