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Spring Security 3 by Peter Mularien

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Setting up a Client Certificate authentication infrastructure

Unfortunately for you as an individual developer, being able to experiment with client certificate authentication requires some non-trivial configuration and setup prior to the relatively easy integration with Spring Security. As these setup steps tend to cause a lot of problems for first-time developers, we felt it was important to walk you through them.

We assume that you are using a local, self-signed server certificate, and self-signed client certificates, as well as Apache Tomcat. This is typical of most development environments; however, it's possible that you may have access to a valid server certificate, a certificate authority (CA), or another application server. If this is ...

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