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From Jeffrey Janner <>
Subject RE: Client Authentication using SSL
Date Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:01:23 GMT
Thanks Chris,
I'd seen a lot of traffic on the topic over the years, so knew someone had real-world experience
on the subject.
I'll check out what you did a little further.
Of course, thinking on my proposed plan, a really uptight security admin might not think it
all that more secure that basic-auth over server-only SSL.
You know the type: the guy that insists the SSLPassword value in server.xml be encrypted.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Schultz []
> Sent: Friday, July 13, 2012 9:30 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Client Authentication using SSL
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> Jeffrey,
> On 7/12/12 9:44 AM, Jeffrey Janner wrote:
> > Is there anyone who's implemented true-client SSL auth over APR that
> > would be willing to share hints/tips on how they handled certificate
> > distributions, etc.?
> I wasn't using APR -- though it shouldn't be too terrible to switch
> from JSK configuration to openssl ; openssl is a *lot* more
> straightforward IMO -- and I wasn't actually using CLIENT-AUTH, but I
> did some playing-around a few years ago and posted a bunch to the list
> about it. Here's on of the threads:
> You could also look around the archives in the same general time period
> (fall 2009) for other semi-related posts by me. I wasn't able to find a
> post that said "Here's what I actually got working" though I'm
> reasonably certain I actually did do that.
> Finally, there is a (relatively) new <Realm> configuration attribute
> that you might want to check out if you want to use CLIENT-CERT:
> X509UsernameRetrieverClassName
> - -chris
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