Use the Onlineresponder (OCSP) with a SafeNet Hardware Security Module (HSM)

With the SafeNet Key Storage Provider it is not possible to set permissions on the private keys: the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) will crash.

The Online Responder (Online Certificate Status Protocol, OCSP) is an alternative way of providing revocation status information for certificates. Entities that want to check the revocation status of a certificate do not have to download the complete list of all revoked certificates thanks to OCSP, but can make a specific request for the certificate in question to the online responder. For a more detailed description, see the article "Basics Online Responder (Online Certificate Status Protocol, OCSP)„.

As a workaround, the online responder must therefore be reconfigured to run as SYSTEM.

Microsoft OCSP Integration Guide (SafeNet)

Do you know TameMyCerts? TameMyCerts is an add-on for the Microsoft certification authority (Active Directory Certificate Services). It extends the function of the certification authority and enables the Application of regulationsto realize the secure automation of certificate issuance. TameMyCerts is unique in the Microsoft ecosystem and is available under a free license. It can downloaded via GitHub and can be used free of charge.

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