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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Tomcat and client certificates
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2006 17:55:14 GMT
Markus wrote:
> Mark:
> Thank you for your link to the archive. It was my fault using the
> UserDatabase realm
> instead of the MemoryRealm. I'm, using tomcat 5.0.28 - is it still the
> case in 5.5.x
> that you MUST use the MemoryRealm for clientcert authentication?

All realms should work with CLIENT-CERT. If they don't file a bug
report and I'll look into it.

> 3) When there is NO client certificate I get:
>    HTTP Status 400 - No client certificate chain in this request
> 400 usually stands for a bad request or bad syntax. I believe in this case 401
> should be the appropriate reply.
Hmm. I guess this could be debatable.

> Is there any way to adjust the HTTP Status code for failed client-cert
> authentication?
No configuration option. I suspect it would require code changes.


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