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What will break if an Endpoint is missing the RSA UserCert that expires in 2038?

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I have started deploying the Root Certificate EEDK package to query for missing the RSA UserCert. Glad that you guys have made this tool and the package to add the necessary certificate registry keys.

In our environment we have a mix of systems that are part of AD and ones that are standalone. Also we have systems running ENS 10.7.0 on private students systems that we don't manage. 

My question is about what will break if this UserCert is not present on an endpoint and it doesn't get added?

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Re: What will break if an Endpoint is missing the RSA UserCert that expires in 2038?

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Hello @twenden 

Thanks for your post.

We have not seen anything specific related to the Point products yet.

MA communication to an On-Prem ePO server is not affected.

The McAfee product line uses TLS for secure communication. Two certificates validate McAfee TLS chains, including a primary expiring in 2038 and a secondary expiring at 10:48 GMT, May 30, 2020. If either certificate, or both, are present in your environment, TLS will function correctly before May 30, 2020. After May 30, 2020, only the primary certificate will be valid. Out of an abundance of caution, McAfee is informing customers of this impending event.

Generally, certificates are auto-updated through operating systems and customers are not impacted. But, in environments where automatic management of root certificates is disabled and the primary certificate has not been manually deployed, customers can potentially be impacted.

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB92948

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB92954

You can refer those KB articles.

If the certs are not present on the client machine mostly you can see the issues with the Product Update/Deployment issues.

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Re: What will break if an Endpoint is missing the RSA UserCert that expires in 2038?

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Hello @twenden 

Thanks for your post.

We have not seen anything specific related to the Point products yet.

MA communication to an On-Prem ePO server is not affected.

The McAfee product line uses TLS for secure communication. Two certificates validate McAfee TLS chains, including a primary expiring in 2038 and a secondary expiring at 10:48 GMT, May 30, 2020. If either certificate, or both, are present in your environment, TLS will function correctly before May 30, 2020. After May 30, 2020, only the primary certificate will be valid. Out of an abundance of caution, McAfee is informing customers of this impending event.

Generally, certificates are auto-updated through operating systems and customers are not impacted. But, in environments where automatic management of root certificates is disabled and the primary certificate has not been manually deployed, customers can potentially be impacted.

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB92948

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB92954

You can refer those KB articles.

If the certs are not present on the client machine mostly you can see the issues with the Product Update/Deployment issues.

Was my reply helpful?

If you find this post useful, please give it a Kudos! Also, please don't forget to select "Accept as a Solution" if this reply resolves your query! 

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