OSX & AD Certificate Requests, some tips

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Icon_CertificateStandardIf your environment is based around Active Directory, chances are you may leverage Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) as your internal public key infrastructure (PKI). The certificates from which may be used to authenticate clients to various services within your organisation.

As MacAdmins, we may need to configure our Macs to request certificates from our ADCS, below are some hopefully helpful tips that might make that easier.

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iDevice Clients Offered A Blank Certificate On Password Change When Connecting To Wireless Using RADIUS Authentication

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We’ve been supporting iDevice clients for a few years now, but recently ran into an issue that even a Cisco TAC call & the ever helpful resources of JAMFNation & MacEnterprise we not able to resolve.

Our users authenticate to the wireless using their AD credentials, after a password change they should be prompted to enter their new password. Once done they should reconnect to the wireless.

Oddly, after a password change the iDevices started to be offered a blank cert such as that below:

BLANK-CERT

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Authenticating 10.7 Macs To A RADIUS Server With Certificate Enabled PEAP Authentication

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Subject’s a mouthful eh? Basically, I needed for my 10.7 Macs to authenticate to our RADIUS wireless network using PEAP authentication & the Mac’s Certficate from our domain.

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