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How to create a certificate revocation list for the root certification authority

To start with this exercise you need to first create certificate, if not yet created refer to previous post.

Previous Step Link- How to create a root CA and a private key file by using the makecert.exe utility

Let’s start with this exercise:

  • On the computer running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, create a temporary folder to use when you work with certificates.
  • Open the command prompt as follows:
    • If you have Visual Studio installed on your computer, choose Start, choose All Programs, choose Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, choose Visual Studio Tools, and then right-click Visual Studio Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator.
    • If you have the Windows SDK installed on your computer, choose Start, choose All Programs, choose Microsoft Windows SDK, and then right-click Windows SDK Command Prompt (2010) (or CMD Shell) and choose Run as Administrator.
  • At the command prompt, locate the temporary directory.
  • At the command prompt, type the following command:

makecert -crl -n “CN=RootNavServiceCA” -r -sv RootNavServiceCA.pvk RootNavServiceCA.crl

  • When you are prompted, enter the password that you used to create the root CA.

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The RootNavServiceCA.crl certificate revocation file is saved in your temporary folder.
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Now we will install the certificate revocation list on the computer running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server

  • In the Certificates snap-in, in the left pane of MMC, expand the Certificates (Local Computer) node.
  • Expand the Trusted Root Certification Authorities node, right-click the Certificates subfolder, select All Tasks, and then choose Import.
  • In the Certificate Import Wizard, on the Welcome page, choose Next.
  • On the File to Import page, choose Browse.
  • In the File Type field, select Certificate Revocation List (*.crl).
  • Browse to the location of the RootNavServiceCA.crl file, select the file, and then choose Open.
  • On the File to Import page, choose Next.
  • On the Certificate Store page, accept the default selection, and then choose Next.
  • On the Completing the Certificate Import Wizard page, choose Finish.

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  • Select the Trusted Root Certificate Authorities node, and then refresh the snap-in.

A Certificate Revocation List folder that contains the RootNavServiceCA.crl file has been created.
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In next step we will now create and install a test certificate on computer running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.

Next Step Link- How to create and install a test certificate for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server computer

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