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Client Certificates for Authentication

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by noahnelson, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. noahnelson

    noahnelson Registered

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    Hello,

    I want to use SSL Certificates for client authentication. IOW, instread of using username/password to control access to my web site I want to generate a cert that I give out to my users and the web site will only allow clients with that cert in.

    Is this something I can do with the SSL manager in cPanel ?

    Thanks for your time.
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Actually in cPanel 11, you can authenticate SSH sessions against SSH keys instead of (or in addition to) passwords. You can even ditch password authentication all-together and just use user/key authentication. With the built-in feature, the users would simply generate a SSH Key via their cPanel interface which you can then authorize, or you can generate these key files yourself. You can also manage these keys via WHM -> Security -> Manage SSH Keys.

    As for authentication against individual websites or even to the cPanel/WHM interfaces with these keys, such things are not yet natively supported.
     
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    SSL Certificate Authentication

    Hi All,

    I understand that SSL Authentication is supported under Apache, I have even got it running on a standalone server. It does not however seem to be something that can be made to stay working in cpanel.

    Where can I update the httpd.conf files in such a way that they do not get overwritten by cpanel when a change is made???

    In a previous Admin Tool we used each domain had it's own httpd.conf file which was included into the main one. To stop changes, you simply disabled write permissions on the file. Does Cpanel have the equivelent of this?

    thankyou
    Steve
     
    #3 radnweb, Nov 22, 2007
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Are you installing the SSL cert to that hosting account (WHM -> SSL/TLS -> Install a SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain) or only doing it by editing httpd.conf manually (not recommended)?
     
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