I'm running an analysis on a TLS1.2 mutual authentication certificate-based client-server implementation and I'm wondering if there's a RFC or a reference document covering the handshake process when it comes to mutual authentication between server and client. I'm interested in the packets / messages exchange between client and server under the different cases (mutual auth successful vs. mutual auth failing).

Thank you.


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The usual TLS RFC's like RFC 5246 cover the relevant handshakes already. Just look into the RFC and search for anything related to client certificates.

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