What are the different types of SSL certificates? which one to use to trust a client? are there something like SSL client certificates? Here my requirement is, my server should accept only the requests that are coming in from a trusted clients (end-users), for this I want to issue a cleint certificate for desired clients...how to achieve this? Are there any authoriies who is issuing this kind of certificates ( like verisign, entruts...etc), if so what is the type of that certificate?
Actually I need to use this certificate for client authentication in place of standard authentication (user name, password)? Whom should I approach to get this kind of certificate? and then wanted to share this certificate with my desired users.
Joined: Dec 08, 2009
I am talking about PKI service offerings by CA's....can some one tell me how exactly this PKI works for client authentication?
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Once again, the WikiPedia is a good place to start. It even has pretty pictures: