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User Certificate Authentication

As the user needs to be personally involved in the certificate enrollment process in order to tie the user identity to the certificate, Tectia Manager does not automate user certificate enrollment. The user certificate life-cycle management process is handled by a third-party certification authority system. Two-factor authentication is a recommended, secure method for user authentication, typically implemented by using X.509 certificates stored on smart cards or USB tokens.

Configuring Tectia Server

The servers need to be properly configured to accept certificates for authenticating users. This is done by adding one or more CAs into the CA list on the PKI page of a Tectia Server configuration (under Configurations → Edit configurations → Tectia → Server) and configuring certificate selectors on the Certificate Authentication page of the same Tectia Server configuration.

For more information on certificate selectors, see Certificate Authentication.

Configuring Tectia Client and ConnectSecure

The user certificates used for user authentication in Tectia Client or ConnectSecure are not centrally managed with Tectia Manager. They can be configured manually, per user, in Tectia Client and ConnectSecure settings.

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