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Why is Certificate Management important to businesses?

Certificate management refers to the process of managing digital certificates in a DevOps environment. Digital certificates are used to establish trust and secure communication between devices and systems, and are commonly used for tasks such as authenticating users, encrypting data, and signing code.

Certificate management is an important aspect of security and involves the following activities:

  1. Provisioning: Provisioning involves the process of obtaining and installing digital certificates on devices and systems. This may involve requesting and obtaining certificates from a certificate authority (CA) or generating self-signed certificates.
  2. Renewal: Digital certificates have a finite lifespan and need to be renewed periodically. Certificate management in DevOps involves the process of renewing certificates before they expire to ensure that systems and devices continue to operate securely.
  3. Revocation: In some cases, digital certificates may need to be revoked before they expire. This may be necessary if the private key associated with the certificate is compromised, or if the certificate is no longer needed.
  4. Monitoring: Certificate management also involves monitoring the status of certificates to ensure that they are valid and up-to-date. This may involve using tools to monitor the expiration dates of certificates and alerting administrators when a certificate is due for renewal.

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Rad Kanapathipillai
Rad Kanapathipillai
Head of Engineering

Rad has over 15 years of experience in Tech, with the last 10 years focusing on Platforms and Security. Rad has been delivering services to various organisations including Spark New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Government, and Large financial institutions.

Project and issue management, a solid working understanding of technology environments and solutions, leadership, excellent business analytic abilities, the ability to swiftly adapt to changing work and team conditions, strong self-discipline, and ethical principles are some of Rad's main talents and traits.

Prior to joining DevOps1, Rad worked for Ampion's cyber security arm - Shelde, helping implement platform and security engineering solutions for Tier 1 banks and the federal government.

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