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On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 00:54:26 +0200, "David Somers" <dsomers at trevezel.com> wrote: >IIRC, SSL is usually only used by the client to authenticate that the server >is genuine... but it can also be used to also authenticate the client to the >server (so both parties know each other are genuine). Scan through the >OpenSSL docs for SSL_VERIFY_PEER. It's possible but a lot more complex to setup, especially automatically. The client side verification is usually used to allow login by certificate, which can work but needs quite a bit of server-side configuration to be meaningful. Tony