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Server Database

Certificate Server includes a Server Database that maintains status information and a log of all issued certificates certificate revocation lists (CRLs). The database is composed of two parts, the Server Log and the Server Queue.

The Server Log stores all certificates and CRLs issued by the server so administrators can track, audit and archive server activity. In addition, the Server Log is used by the Server Engine to store pending revocations prior to publishing them in the CRL. The Server Log also stores recent certificate requests for a configurable period of time in case a problem is encountered when issuing a certificate (for example, a delivery failure). The Certificate Log Utility provides administrative access to this part of the Certificate Server database.

The Server Queue maintains status information (receipt, parsing, authorization, signing, dispatch) as a certificate request is being processed by the server. The Certificate Queue Utility provides administrative access to this part of the Certificate Server database.


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