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What is Windows Certification Authority?

A Microsoft Windows Certification Authority (CA) issues and manages security credentials and public keys for message encryption and decryption. The CA is part of a public key infrastructure (PKI) and serves as a trusted third party—validating, issuing, and revoking certificates.

A Microsoft Windows Certification Authority (CA) is responsible for attesting to the identity of users, computers, and organizations. The CA authenticates an entity and vouches for that identity by issuing a digitally signed certificate. The CA can also manage, revoke, and renew certificates. With Windows Server, the implementation of a Certification Authority is done through the Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) role.

The Certification Authority can be a standalone server or integrated with Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS). It plays a crucial role in many types of network security protocols and services, including SSL/TLS, IPsec, and digital signatures.

How to monitor Windows Certification Authority?

The appmon-windows-certification-authority package is designed to run a command to capture information about the Windows Certification Authority issued certificates expiration.

It is configured to collect the number of days remaining before the authority's own certificate expires, and how many issued certificates will expire in 30 days, in 15 days, or are already expired.

The output of the console command is then passed back to ServicePilot and presented as indicators that can then have threshold policies applied.

How to install a windows-certification-authority resource?

  1. Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
  2. Add a new windows-certification-authority resource via the web interface (/prmviews or /prmresources) or via API (/prmpackages page), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.

Details of the windows-certification-authority package are located in the /prmpackages page of the software.


ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.

By correlating the technology WINDOWS CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.

This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.

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