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Implement Client Certificate Authentication

The Client Certificate authentication method uses client certificates that are sent with requests for authentication. To implement this method on the appliance, complete the following high-level steps.

  1. Import the Authentication Server (for X509 Authentication) rule set.
  2. Modify the nested rule sets to configure the use of appropriate certificates.
  3. Configure a listener port for requests sent by web browsers that are not using the proxy port on the appliance.
  4. Configure a way to let Client Certificate authentication be applied.
    You can import and modify the Cookie Authentication (for X509 Authentication) rule set to use a cookie for authentication after Client Certificate authentication has been applied once and successfully been completed.
  5. Make sure a suitable client certificate is available on a web browser that is used for sending requests to the appliance.
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