Back in September, I set up web
authentication via signed certificates but it was primarily a manual
process. After creating the certificate authority (and installing the
certificate authority into my browser so it wouldn't complain), I then
generated a certificate request (on the command line), signed the request
(on the command line) and installed the freshly signed certificate into my
browser, so I could use that certificate to authenticate myself to my
If that makes any sense.
Anyway, it is possible to have this handled automagically
between the browser and webserver, but sadly, there isn't much
information out there about doing so. I only found three pages with any
real information; two cover the same material, and one just covers part of
openssl command required to work with this stuff.
And of course, it doesn't work with IE (thank you so much, Microsoft).
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