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Client certificates

 
martin perez
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Hi.

Anyone knows if it would be possible to handle client certificates from a J2ME cilent? I have read that SSL implementations do not support client certificates, and maybe you know some workaround or some solution for this problem.

Thanks,

Martin
 
Mark Spritzler
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I think maybe why there hasn't been any responses is because we are unclear what you mean by client certificates? The main and only thing we think about in J2ME about certificates is signing your MIDlet, so that the MIDlet runs without requesting permission from the user.

Mark
 
martin perez
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With client certificates y mean to follow client-cert auth paradigm, i.e., the client has its own client certificate so the server can guarantee that only certain clients can call its code i.e. the same that you do in your browser with client certificates.

I have continued to investigate and it seems that client-certs at least on the most common VMs are not supported. The main reason is the heavy CPU load needed to interchange client certificate based keys in the SSL communication with the server.
 
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