we get everyday morning report of ssl certificate expiration from our internal CA.

there si one cert company name CA-xchange which auto renews itself and keeps popping up in the list

cert type: CA EXCHANGE , I don't see anywhere on exchange or on cert authority

where can I find it
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Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
The CA Exchange certificate is used for securing exchange of private keys - used in Key Archival. Key Archival is "backing up" certificates - mostly for user certs. An administrator can retrieve the private key for decrypting files - if the user certificate is lost or not accessible. Requires special roles and certs for Key Archival users.

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pramod1Author Commented:
but where should I see it in cert authority?
Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
would be listed in ISSUED CERTIFICATES in Cert Authority, or MMC-Certificates - Local Computer - Personal
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pramod1Author Commented:
I don't see in issued certificates, which local computer you are referring to ?

is it the cert authority server itself
Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
yes-- only the CA server will have this certificate. Sorry for not specifying :)
pramod1Author Commented:
my alst question before i close- so in lay man terms  the cert is used for securing private keys only for exchange?
pramod1Author Commented:
even I upgrade my cert server it will be there
Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
yes --- they will be there
Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
yes - only for securing the exchange of private keys - nothing to do with the mail system Microsofr Exchange :)
pramod1Author Commented:
also if I upgrade the cert server
Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
pramod1Author Commented:
thanks for all info.
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