Automated Generation of Certs for Integration with AD


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Hi chefs,

As I wrote in a previous email, we’ve just started using Chef for Windows
boxes. I had very little experience of Windows before, so my problems may stem
from ignorance, I realise :slight_smile: Specifically, I’m trying to integrate our
bootstrap process with AD, as per:

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Knife+Windows+Bootstrap#KnifeWindowsBootstrap-KnifeWindowsandDomainAuthentication

My problem is how to programmatically generate certs for Windows boxes. Is it
possible using only native Windows tools? My first thought was to install and
use openssl, but I’d rather stick to a native solution if at all possible. Only
problem is, I can’t seem to find any.

Thanks,

dsp