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Set-CASecurityDescriptor

Set-CASecurityDescriptor

Synopsis

Writes modified access control list (ACL) to Certification Authority configuration.

Syntax

Set-CASecurityDescriptor [-InputObject] <CASecurityDescriptor[]> [-RestartCA] [<CommonParameters>]

Description

Writes modified access control list (ACL) to Certification Authority configuration.

Note: new ACL will not have effect until CA service is restarted.

Parameters

-InputObject <CASecurityDescriptor[]>

Specifies the current access control list (ACL) object to write. This object can be retrieved by running either, Add-CASecurityDescriptor or Remove-CAAccessControlEntry commands.

Required? True
Position? 0
Default value  
Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters? False

-RestartCA <SwitchParameter>

Restarts CA service on the specified CA server to immediately apply changes.

Required? False
Position? named
Default value  
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? False

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,
ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, InformationAction, InformationVariable,
WarningAction, WarningVariable, OutBuffer, PipelineVariable and OutVariable.
For more information, see about_CommonParameters (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113216).

Inputs

PKI.Security.AccessControl.CASecurityDescriptor

Outputs

PKI.Security.AccessControl.CASecurityDescriptor

Notes

Author: Vadims Podans
Blog: https://www.sysadmins.lv

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> $ACE = @(New-Object PKI.Security.AccessControl.CertificationAuthorityAccessRule ([Security.Principal.NTAccount]"JohnWayne"), "ManageCA", "Allow")
PS C:\> $ACE += New-Object PKI.Security.AccessControl.CertificationAuthorityAccessRule ([Security.Principal.NTAccount]"jsmith"), "ManageCertificates", "Allow"
PS C:\> Get-CertificationAuthority "ca01.company.com" | Get-CASecurityDescriptor | Add-CAAccessControlEntry -AccessControlEntry $ACE | Set-CASecurityDescriptor -RestartCA

First two lines create new access control entries: -- first creates ACE for John Wayne and grants him CA manager permissions. -- second creates ACE for John Smith and grants him certificate manager permissions. Third line retrieves current ACL from CA server, adds new access control entries and writes them to CA configuration. After command completion CA services will be restarted to immediately apply changes. Note that if ACL already contains entry for user account to be added, new ACE will not be added. Instead, use techniques described in Example 4.

Example 2

PS C:\> Get-CertificationAuthority "ca01.company.com" | Get-CASecurityDescriptor | Remove-CAAccessControlEntry -User "jsmith","JohnWayne" | Set-CASecurityDescriptor -RestartCA

This example retrieves current access control list from CA server installed on "ca01.company.com", removes all permissions explicitly granted to John Smith and John Wayne and writes modified ACL to CA configuration. After command completion CA services will be restarted to immediately apply changes.

Example 3

PS C:\> $ACE = New-Object PKI.Security.AccessControl.CertificationAuthorityAccessRule ([Security.Principal.NTAccount]"jsmith"), "ManageCA", "Allow")
PS C:\> Get-CertificationAuthority "ca01.company.com" | Get-CASecurityDescriptor | Remove-CAAccessControlEntry -User "jsmith" | Add-CAAccessControlEntry -AccessControlEntry $ACE | Set-CASecurityDescriptor -RestartCA

This example demonstrates techniques to change permissions explicitly granted to a user. In a given example, first line creates new access control entry for John Smith. Second line retrieves access control list from CA server, removes all permissions granted to John Smith and adds new access control entry.

Related links

Get-CertificationAuthority
Connect-CertificationAuthority
Get-CASecurityDescriptor
Add-CAAccessControlEntry
Remove-CAAccessControlEntry

PowerShell Support

  • PowerShell 3.0

Operating System Support

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