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Presenting a Client Certificate from ACE?

Hi Folks,

This is a bit of an odd one, so please stick with me!

A bit of background:

We currently visit a secure 3rd party website from our company, in order to identify our company to the website we have to use a client-side certificate to authenticate us (before we then login to the website).

As we have a large number of machines loading a client-certificate on to each one has not proved agile enough (this is more a legacy thing).  So to work around this we have used a Stunnel proxy which the clients are forwared too (HTTP), which then proxies the connection as HTTPS and provides the end website with the Client Cert and does all the bits for SSL.   The Stunnel service was meant to be a tempory workaround, about 3 or so years ago (don't you just love those?) and is hosted on a desktop PC which has recently started to crash - there's no real support on this either - which leads me onto the question:

Can the ACE module replace the Stunnel Box in this scenario?

Is it possibile to load a client certificate onto the ACE and get it to provide this to an end webserver.  I realise that the ACE is probably not designed for this function, however this would get us onto something more stable and has a better internal support function.

I've attached a really basic diagram of how the connectivity operates - but I'm happy to consider suggestions on alternative ways of doing it.

Thanks in advance


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Re: Presenting a Client Certificate from ACE?


It seems to be not possible :

I have to check if other products can do what you want, but I have some doubts...

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