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About CLIENT-CERT authentication

Tang Yue
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CLIENT-CERT authentication supports encryption via SSL

True or Not?


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Ulf Dittmer
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What do you think the answer is, and why?
Vyas Sanzgiri
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true


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Ulf Dittmer
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One point to consider is this: What is the connection, if any, between authentication and encryption?
Tang Yue
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Thank you. I ask this because Head First doesn't mention SSL in CLIENT-CERT at all. It just says that this authentication gives the client a Pulic Key.
Ulf Dittmer
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Yup, authentication and encryption are separate things. So the question of whether some form of authentication supports encryption is misleading. They can be used to together, but they don't have to.
 
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