Securing a website with client SSL certificates

Thursday, 7 September 2006, 12:40 AM EST

Let's assume that you have an Apache webserver and a website that you want VERY finite access controls on. You could do it a number of ways, right?

You could craft a clever login page and use cookies, session IDs, etc. You could use a simple authentication method like .htaccess.

Or, you could create a custom SSL certificate and give that certificate to very specific users that should have access to your site. In a perfect world, only these users could communicate with your site AND the connection would be secured via the magic of SSL.

At A Day in the Life of an Information Security Investigator.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Why IT security is broken and how math can save it

Posted on article.php?id=2107  |  Stuart McClure, CEO at Cylance, talks about how the information security industry has evolved when it comes to detecting bad guys, but it's being mostly reactive and not proactive.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Wed, Aug 27th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //