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Hands-On MQTT Programming with Python by Gaston C. Hillar

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Configuring TLS client certificate authentication in Mosquitto

Now, we will configure Mosquitto to use TLS client certificate authentication. This way, any client will require the ca.crt file and a client certificate, such as the recently generated board001.crt file, to establish a communication with the Mosquitto server.

If you are running the Mosquitto server in a Terminal window in macOS or Linux, press Ctrl + C to stop it. In Windows, stop the appropriate service.

Go to the Mosquitto installation directory and open the mosquitto.conf configuration file.

In macOS, Linux, or Windows, add the following line at the end of the configuration file:

require_certificate true

We specified the true value for the require_certificate option to make ...

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