Designing and implementing a well-structured and secure PKI is a complex process, requiring expertise and plenty of patience. If you’re building your PKI in-house, be sure to write up a detailed plan before you get started. Fortunately, there are helpful resources available from experts such as Microsoft.
When weighing whether to proceed in-house or to seek an external resource, consider the following six pitfalls of a poorly-designed PKI. This does not pretend to be an exhaustive list of what could go wrong, but it highlights some of the major considerations.