Series Post 3, adding a Certificate Authority into your lab (Requires you setup a DC first), completely optional for your environment.
This is a bonus, you can do everything you want in your lab without this feature, but guess what, if you're going to do anything that needs HTTPS, having your own Certificate Authority (CA) makes this so much slicker.
Creating a CA is straight forward, you pick the role and click next a few times. I'm adding it to my DC, as it's an easy place to put it.
Ok, so now we have setup our CA & had it configured. Nothing too special, now lets create a Cert Template. In this example I'll be creating a certificate template to be used with our Recast Management Server Web Server, which will basically be the same for any web server.
Now, on the server, you can enroll and add the certificate.
In this example I'll be having the certificate enrolled on the Recast Management Server which hosts our Recast Enterprise Server Web Service.
Currently it's using it's self-issued certificate which causes clients to get a warning when you try to connect.
So now we have a CA setup and used it to improve the experience on our Recast Management Server. Long term plan is to use it to enable HTTPS only on our CM Server. We'll get to that in a future post.