Need a HOW TO create a client certificate for partner access
From: Serge Ayotte (sergea_at_groupesci.com)
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 16:12:31 -0400
Hello to all... If the following is part of a white paper or other
'net resource, please direct me to it... After many trial on Google, I
can't seem to hit the right word combination :)
Never having touch (for not needing it) certificate/pki, I am a bit
I need to secure a SharePoint Portal Server site that will be access
from the "outside" of the network (this SPS is running on a member
server of a SBS2K3 domain). I already have SSL and permit only that,
but I was asked to look into a "stronger" method of making sure that
the people accessing it are allowed.
Aside from user/password I immediately thought that a client
certificate would be the way to go, but now I am a bit lost in all the
information I got from MS and Technet about client certificate.
To give a certificate to someone to import on his computer, do I HAVE
to have him connect to a Certificate server site for that? Isn't there
a way for me to be able to generate the certificate and send it to the
"outside partner" I want to give access to the site?
If I am correct, I could then associate the certificate to a login
account, so in a way having a double security level (i.e.
username/password not enough to access, or only the certificate not
Thank you in advance for any and all hints, tips, trick and direction
you will provide... Very much appreciated in advance!