Simply Put: How Does Certificate-Based Authentication Work?

I find a few universal truths when mentioning certificates to people. Most people I speak with consider them to be a very secure concept almost without fail. However upon mentioning that I want to talk about certificates: that person's face turns a slightly lighter shade, their eyes get a bit wider, and they have this … Continue reading Simply Put: How Does Certificate-Based Authentication Work?

Realm Stripping

I am often asked about support for “Realm Stripping”, albeit mostly by those in the University Space.  It’s an interesting concept, certainly.  The idea is that someone will issue an identity that includes some “routing” information within the identity.  For example, a user may issue a username of: johndoe@somedomain.com.  From that username, the RADIUS server … Continue reading Realm Stripping

What are WildCard Certificates? And how do I use them with Cisco’s ISE

What is a Wildcard Certificate? A wildcard certificate is one that uses a wildcard notation (an asterisk and period before the domain name) and allows the certificate to be shared across multiple hosts in an organization.  An example CN value for a wildcard certificate’s Subject Name would look like the following:  *.company.local If you configure … Continue reading What are WildCard Certificates? And how do I use them with Cisco’s ISE