Tech Brief

Guide for Using Quest AD-PKI cmdlets

Public key infrastructure (PKI) is one method that allows security administrators to uniquely identify and trust hardware devices by using digital certificates. This technique is one of the most secure access strategies, but can also be complicated to set up and manage.

To address this management challenge, Quest Software is introducing PowerShell AD-PKI commandlets (cmdlets). This guide reviews the security concepts surrounding digital certificate management and details how the AD-PKI cmdlets can be used with Active Directory to simplify PKI management.

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