A file distribution point must follow the UNC syntax
Published Jan 24 2020 01:40 PM 375 Views

First published on TECHNET on Dec 04, 2006

Several whitepapers explain the three valid protocols (HTTP, LDAP or FILE) to retrieve a Certificate Revocation List (CRL) or the Authority Information Access (AIA). However, none of these whitepapers is specific about the syntax for the file protocol (file://).




The simple answer is that a CRL or AIA file reference must follow the UNC syntax, for example: \\myserver\myshare\mycrl.crl




Certificates containing an absolute path like C:\myfolder\mycrl.crl will result in an error message when the system is verifying the validity of a certificate.







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