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Creating a Certificate Request with Tomcat 6 to be signed my our 2008 CA

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I am using the below Tomcat website to create a Certificate Signing Request for our Windows 2003 Web server running Tomcat 6.
http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/ssl-howto.html
I use the following 2 commands;

1.    keytool -genkey -alias tomcat -keyalg RSA \ -keystore <your_keystore_filename>
2.    keytool -certreq -keyalg RSA -alias tomcat -file certreq.csr \ -keystore <your_keystore_filename>

It creates  a certreq.csr.

I then Open my Windows 2008 Certificate Services CA and select; All Tasks/Submit New Request
Then select my certreq.csr file.
It gives me this error;
"The request contains no certificate template information 0x80094801 (-2146875391) Denied by Policy Module, the request does not contain a certificate template extension or the certificate template request attribute".



 
   
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Hi,

Sounds like you have an Enterprise CA. it was the same setup with 2003.

ECA's (Enterprise CA) require templates where SCA's (Standalone CA) can be submited through certsrv.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910249/en-gb

Typically, ECA's are sent directly to the CA. Give this a shot from commandline on the ECA.

certreq -submit -attrib "CertificateTemplate:WebServer" certreq.csr

It should be in Pending for you to process afterwards.
Cheers,
Hades666
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