Can I revoke an SSL certificate using API calls towards the AD-CS?

Peter Tselios 0 Reputation points
2024-05-09T13:22:47.21+00:00

Hello,
I have very little experience with Windows Servers and even less with AD-CS.

In our company we use AD-CS to issue certificates for all services, including Linux machines. At the moment the process is manual, but we need to automate it using Ansible.

We start from the very end: Revoke a certificate. We have a few 12s of Linux web servers we plan to decommission soon. And we must revoke their certificates.

I try to find out the following:

  1. Is there any API that I can use with AD-CS? If so, where can I find it's documentation?
  2. If there is no API, how can I revoke a certificate?
  3. Has any of you any link/document/blog/git repo with Ansible roles/playbooks that handle AD-CS certificates?
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  1. Vadims Podāns 9,111 Reputation points MVP
    2024-05-10T14:14:48.78+00:00

    ADCS is a COM server, so it is accessible only via DCOM RPC calls. In other words, there is no HTTP web service to manage CA. If you can use DCOM, then you can use ICertAdmin::RevokeCertificate COM interface to automate certificate revocation.

    There are other alternatives, such as:

    p.s. I'm the author of PSPKI module.

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