DevOps/DSC Camp isn’t a conference – it’s a “working group” of enthusiastic professionals who share their experiences, practices, challenges, and triumphs. Only 20 people are admitted and we have a high alumni rate – and alumni are asked to prepare a presentation. No, we don’t record or stream – you need to be here live! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/devopsdsc-camp-2017-tickets-31137067808. Here’s one alumni session currently proposed:
Automate a Best Practice PKI Infrastructure Using DSC
One of the biggest struggles I had when learning DSC was getting encrypted credentials to work. My initial testing environment had a Windows 2008 R2 PKI and setting up the template for document encryption – and at the time, with limited documentation – wasn’t easy. Once I had the template functional, I thought it would be “fun” to automate some PKI builds, including single-tier and two-tier PKI builds using DSC, including a DSC template that could automatically deploy a document encryption certificate to nodes. I will review the steps and code for a single-tier PKI (which currently works in autolab) and the changes and struggles when switching it to a two-tier PKI. Maybe I’ll even have it all working by then. 🙂
Don’s note: This is another thing I love about Camp. Missy’s pretty much the Diva of PKI in my mind, but it’s been an uphill battle to get all these bits working. At a conference, she’d probably never present this in a semi-finished form, but at Camp she absolutely can. We’re far more interested, as a group, in seeing how it’s put together and maybe offering a suggestion or two than we are in simply being lectured at.