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From "Serge Dubrouski" <serge...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache and client certs
Date Sat, 30 Dec 2006 15:32:32 GMT
On 12/30/06, toadie D <toadie643@gmail.com> wrote:
> It is possible to use reverse proxy to pass a PEM Encoded Certificate as a
> HTTP header to a backend server.
>
> Make sure you have this directive in your config file
>
> SSLOptions +ExportCertData
>
> Then use mod_headers to  set the header
>
> RequestHeader MY_CLIENT_CERT %{SSL_CLIENT_CERT}s
>
>
> You can find more info here
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_ssl.html and
> here  http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_headers.html
>
> One caveat, depending on which version of apache you use (2.0.x or 2.2.x),
> the PEM encoded Certificate may across a bit strange (ie.  not conforming to
> multiline HTTP header).

And not recognizable by backend application.

> So you may see your header looking like this
>
> MY_CLIENT_CERT: ----- BEGIN CERTIFICATE -----[blanks no CRLF] [First line of
> base64 encoded data] [ blanks no CRLF ] [Second line of base64 encoded data]
> .....  ---- END CERTIFICATE -----
>
>
>
>
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>

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