Client Certificate Mapping

Client certificates are the user equivalent of server certificates. A client certificate is a digital ID that enables a user to verify his identity to your Web server and to allow your server to use client certificate mapping. Client certificate mapping maps a client certificate to a Windows user account and automatically authenticates and allows access to users with these certificates and the proper account.

For example, if a user named Vicky has a client certificate and clicks on a link to the company Web site's Employee Information section, her Web browser sends her certificate in the request header to the server, and the server searches for a mapping for this certificate. If the user's certificate is the correct ...

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