Certificate Validation

Certificate validation ensures that the certificate's information is authentic, that the certificate can be used only for its intended purposes, and that the certificate is trusted.

If certificate revocation list (CRL) checking is enabled in an application, the Microsoft Windows operating system automatically performs certificate validation and repeats the validation for each certificate in a certificate chain until it reaches the root certification authority (CA). The certificate chaining engine within the Windows operating system performs the validation testing.

More Info For more information on CRL checking and certificate validation, see the "Troubleshooting Certificate Status and Revocation" white paper listed in the "Additional Information" section of this chapter.

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