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Pre-recertify ID's

Tired of recertifying ID's one at a time, as they dribble in from users? This tip shows you another way.

Tired of recertifying ID's one at a time, as they dribble in from users? Just create a view in the NAB with two columns. The first column is "Certificate Expiration" with value @Certificate([Expiration];Certificate) The second column is "Name" with value @Trim(@Subset(LastName;1))+@If(Firstname !="";" , "+@Trim(@Subset(FirstName;1));"") Make the first column sortable.

Open the view; sort by Expiration Date, select anyone who is going to expire in the next day, week, month, etc., and push the "Recertify Selected People" button. AdminP takes care of the rest. The next time the recertified clients authenticate with the server, client certificates are updated! If you do this for three months in advance, your clients never get an expiry warning message and you never get interrupted to recertify an ID -- and it takes you only about 5 minutes per month!

You can customize further by adding columns for sorting/grouping by expiry date ranges, certifier names, servers, etc.

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This was last published in February 2005

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