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KB-2115: Is there a GP to install root CA certificate into Mac system keychain?

Centrify Identity Service, Mac Edition ,  

12 April,16 at 11:02 AM

Applies to: Centrify DirectControl version 4.4.3 and higher on Mac OS X

Questions:

Is there a GP to install root CA certificates into the Mac system Keychain?

Answer:

Yes, DirectControl looks for certificates configured in the following GP:

  Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Public Key Policies / Trusted Root Certification Authorities /

The certs are installed through the mapper script "mac_mapper_trustedrootca.pl".
If there is no root CA cert configured, the following message is logged when running adgpudpate with debug mode turned on:

Sep 1 16:07:30 macbp mac_mapper_trustedrootca.pl[10861][10865]: run command: [/usr/bin/security find-certificate -a -Z /Library/Keychains/System.keychain]
Sep 1 16:07:30 macbp mac_mapper_trustedrootca.pl[10861][10867]: No trusted root CA in gp
Sep 1 16:07:30 macbp runmappers[10560][10868]: /usr/share/centrifydc/mappers/machine/mac_mapper_trustedrootca.pl map force: Exit status 0

 
Note:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (not Standard Edition) is required able to distribute enterprise certificates - this is also required to support auto-enrollment.
 
The Standard Edition of Windows Server 2003 only has the "Computer" certificate template which only supports "Enroll", but not "Auto-Enroll". 

This is not a Centrify limitation.

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