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From "Sean Machin" <>
Subject question on client authentication
Date Mon, 10 Jul 2006 20:21:37 GMT
Hi All,

I've got a couple of questions on using client authentication with
I have multiple clients that need to communicate with a single Tomcat
It would be ideal if those clients could be authenticated before data is

1) Does each client need a certificate signed by a trusted Certificate
or can self signed certificates be used?

2) Is a client certificate bound to one particular hostname or IP
address?  In my
case the clients would most likely be using DHCP.

Thanks for any responses,

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