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This article applies to BHCE and BHE


The NTAuthStore contains the certificate of the Enterprise CA. The consequence of the relationship is that certificate issued by the Enterprise CA are trusted for authentication in the AD forest of the NTAuthStore.



Abuse Info

An attacker may perform several attacks that rely on an Enterprise CA to be trusted, such as ESC1. This relationship alone is not enough to escalate rights or impersonate other principals. This relationship may contribute to other relationships and attributes, from which an escalation opportunity may emerge.


Opsec Considerations

When an attacker abuses a privilege escalation or impersonation primitive that relies on this relationship, it will necessarily result in the issuance of a certificate. A copy of the issued certificate will be saved on the host that issued the certificate.