Ask the Expert

Requiring client authentication certificates

When enabling SSL on a server (Domino or otherwise) and you require client authentication certificates, does the client need to request a certificate from the same authority the server?s certificate is issued from?
No, I do not believe it is necessary for the server and client certificates to be from the same certifying authority. They are used for different purposes. The server certificate verifies the identity of the server and helps to encrypt network traffic. The client certificate verifies the identity of the client to the server.

This was first published in May 2001

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: