6.1 Setup Client-cert Authentication

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Client-cert authentication requires that each client connecting to the server have a certificate to authenticate. This is generally regarded as stronger authentication than a password as it requires the client to have the certificate and not just know a password.


Certificate based authentication is more secure than password based authentication.


In the Connector element, set the clientAuth parameter to true and the certificateVerification to required

<-- Define a SSL Coyote HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8443 -->

port='8443' minProcessors='5' maxProcessors='75'
enableLookups='true' disableUploadTimeout='true'
acceptCount='100' debug='0' scheme='https' secure='true';
clientAuth='true' sslProtocol='TLS'/>
<Connector ...>

Default Value:

Not configured

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