[NTISP] MS Certificate Server Deployment

George G. Stossel ( (no email) )
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 11:13:24 -0400

We are using IIS 4.0 under NT 4.0 SP3 and have the Certificate Server
software deployed to assign encryption keys for use with SSL.

All is working correctly except that it appears our "Certificate Authority"
Certificate is not trusted, so all of the certificates we issue through the
key manager produce a warning dialog box on the end user's browser when
accessing web sites on our server secured by SSL and one of our internally
assigned certificates.

Our research to date into a solution to this problem suggest that our
customers must purchase a certificate from some agency like VeriSign in
order to eliminate this warning when their secure site is accessed by the
outside world.

Can anyone point us in the right direction to eliminate the need for every
web site buying certificates? Ideally, we would like to become a "trusted"
Certificate Authority so that we can issue Certificates that do not exhibit
the untrusted warning. How is this done?


George G. Stossel, President Phone: 419.352.3568
DACOR, Inc. FAX: 419.353.0149
519 W. Wooster Street Sales: 800.447.5333
Bowling Green, OH 43402-2763 03 USA Email: stossel@dacor.com
WWW: <http://www.dacor.com/>

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