Certificate Enrollment settings
Certificate enrollment settings are used as follows:
- As part of a larger process of setting up a certificate enrollment server to support authentication for VPN on demand, Wi-Fi, Exchange ActiveSync, AppTunnel and so on.
- To provide devices identity certificates that you uploaded to Ivanti EPMM for the case when you want to provide the same identity certificate to many users’ devices.
- To provide user-provided certificates to devices when end users use the Ivanti EPMM user portal to upload their identity certificates to Ivanti EPMM.
- To specify that AppConnect apps on devices use derived credentials.
The available options are:
- Blue Coat: Use to create a Blue Coat certificate enrollment setting for integrating with the Blue Coat Mobile Device Security service.
- Client-Provided: Use if you want AppConnect apps to use derived credentials for authentication, digital signing, or encryption.
- Entrust: Use if you are using the Entrust Datacard certificate enrollment solution.
- GlobalSign: Use if you are using GlobalSign as the CA for certificate enrollment.
- Local: Use if you are using Ivanti EPMM as the CA.
- OpenTrust: Use if you are using the OpenTrust integration. See Configuring OpenTrust CA.
- Single File Identity: Use to upload an identity certificate for distribution to devices.
SCEP: Use for standard certificate-based authentication using a separate CA.
SCEP Configurations created before upgrading to Ivanti EPMM 126.96.36.199 or later should be replaced with a new SCEP Configuration. Failure to do so might result in cert renewal failure from Ivanti EPMM 188.8.131.52.
- Symantec Managed PKI: Use if you are using Symantec’s Certificate Enrollment solution. See Configuring Symantec Managed PKI for more information.
- Symantec Web Services Managed PKI: Use if you are using the Symantec Web Services Managed PKI solution. See Configuring Symantec Web Services Managed PKI for more information.
Use if device users will upload their personal certificates. The user portal includes a certificate upload section for this purpose. A web services API is also available for you to upload user-provided certificates.
If Certificate Enrollment integration is not an option
If Certificate Enrollment integration is not an option for your organization, consider configuring Ivanti EPMM as an intermediate or root CA. See Certificate Enrollment settings for more information.
Supported variables for certificate enrollment
The following variables are supported for the required and optional fields when configuring integration with supported Certificate Authorities (CA’s):
* This substitution variable works only for the values under the Subject Alternative Names section for the following configurations: Entrust, Local, SCEP, Symantec Managed KPI. It is used for Sentry certificate-based tunneling (CBT).
Monitoring modifications to certificate enrollment settings
When administrators modify a certificate enrollment (CE) setting, they cause changes to configurations that use that CE setting. The modification history field identifies the administrator who made the CE setting change as the administrator who caused the configuration changes.
Certificate generation time
Certificate enrollment settings can be referenced from other settings on Ivanti EPMM that require an identity certificate. Some settings that can reference certificate enrollment settings are Exchange settings, Email settings, Wi-Fi settings, VPN settings, AppConnect app configuration settings, Ivanti [email protected] settings, and Ivanti [email protected] settings.
Most certificate enrollment settings cause an identity certificate to be generated. The identity certificate is generated at one of these times:
Some certificate enrollment settings do not cause an identity certificate to be generated. Specifically, for user-provided certificate enrollment settings and single file identity certificate enrollment settings, the certificate is available on Ivanti EPMM. For client-provided certificate enrollment settings, the certificate is available in Ivanti [email protected]
Early generation occurs when you apply a label to a setting that references the certificate enrollment setting. Ivanti EPMM generates identity certificates at this time for:
- Exchange settings for Android devices
- Email settings for Android devices
- Wi-Fi settings for Android devices
- VPN settings for Android devices
- AppConnect app configurations
- Ivanti [email protected] settings
- Ivanti [email protected] settings
For each device that has the same label as the setting, Ivanti EPMM generates an identity certificate for the device for each setting that references the certificate enrollment setting. Ivanti EPMM delivers the identity certificate to the device at a later time when Ivanti EPMM delivers the setting to the device. Ivanti EPMM delivers a setting to a device when the device checks in with Ivanti EPMM.
After Ivanti EPMM generates an identity certificate, if Ivanti EPMM does not send the certificate to a device within 14 days, Ivanti EPMM deletes the certificate from its file system. The certificate will be generated on-demand.
On-demand generation occurs when Ivanti EPMM sends a setting that references the certificate enrollment setting to the device. On-demand generation occurs for all settings (that reference a certificate enrollment setting) that are not listed in the early generation list above. A setting, including the certificate, is delivered to a device when the device checks in with Ivanti EPMM.