Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP11 Administrator's Guide

Certificate realm

The certificate realm supports SSL authentication. The certificate realm sets up the user identity in the Sun Java System Web Server’s security context and populates it with user data from the client certificate. The J2SE containers then handle authorization processing based on each user’s DN from his or her certificate. This realm authenticates users with SSL or TLS client authentication through X.509 certificates.

For details on how to set up the server and client certificates, see Certificate-based Authentication.