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APACHE Web server and SSL Authentication

Sep 08, 2009, 23:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jaroslav Imrich)

[ Thanks to linuxconfig.org for this link. ]

"Two-way SSL authentication also known as mutual SSL authentication allows SSL client to confirm an identity of SSL server and SSL server can also confirm an identity of the SSL client. This type of authentication is called client authentication because SSL client shows its identity to SSL server with a use of the client certificate. Client authentication with a certificate can add yet another layer of security or even completely replace authentication method such us user name and password.

"In this document, we will discuss configuration of both types of SSL authentication one-way SSL authentication and two-way SSL authentication."

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