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Organization CA recreation and User Certificates

Used the PKI diagnostic utility and got a NICI 1418 error. After reading
TID 10074694, it seems that I will need to re-create the CA object. In
reading TID 10089041, it states that the User Certificates will become
invalid and need to be recreated once the CA is deleted and recreated. I
am not sure what User Certificates are. So what are User Certificates?
It says they can be removed and new ones can be created at the same time.
So how do I do this?
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Organization CA recreation and User Certificates

If you redo the CA all the server certificates will no longer be valid.

Running PKIDIAG on the server with the "4" option should rebuild them
for you.

end users that have imported or stored the certificates will find these
certs also invalid and need to restore them with the browser.

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Re: Organization CA recreation and User Certificates


user certs are what users would use to do encrypted/authenticated email
(S/MIME) or for secure user authentication. Same thing, say, as your
PGP private key, but for the network. most people don't use these so
if you don't, you've nothing to worry about.

this is different from server certificates stored in a user's browser
cert store. Your uses would need to re-import the cert into the
browser store (to avoid getting the " i dont' recognize this cert"
pop-up when going to the site).


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Richard Beels
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