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There is no real difference between machine and user certificates: it's a X509 cert that is used during the TLS handshake as client authentication (client authenticated handshake). The difference is how the certificate is installed and configured on the client: typically, a user certificate will be linked to the user account. depending on the system, it ...


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You can see the client-side certificate as a key. Wherever the key is installed, the client will be able to connect. At the opposite, wherever the key is not installed, the client will not be able to connect. However, bear in mind that the client-side certificate is actually just a file a browser can import. It is not something hard-linked to a physical ...


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From a security perspective, it's desirable to discard the unwanted traffic further up the chain and typically at the lowest level of the OSI model you can. This is beneficial because it reduces unwanted noise, can save processing cycles on the equipment downstream, and makes the control less likely to be bypassed. In regards to IIS specifically, the ...



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