Bug 75 - Client authentication using certificate [X.509]
Summary: Client authentication using certificate [X.509]
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: ZeXtras
Classification: Unclassified
Component: ZxMobile (show other bugs)
Version: 1.8.5
Hardware: -- Linux
: Normal enhancement
Assignee: ZeXtras Bugzilla Admin
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Reported: 2013-05-10 11:34 CEST by Hugo Rodenburg
Modified: 2013-05-10 12:09 CEST (History)
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Description Hugo Rodenburg 2013-05-10 11:34:26 CEST
It would be great if mobile devices could authenticate using client certificates instead of username/password.

PRO's:
- Enhances security because authentication using certificates is far more secure compared to username/password authentication.

- When account password is changed/expired, devices still sync and does not have to be re-configured.

CON's:
- Initially more configuration needed on the device (you need to import the certificate).
- Device's certificate needs to be renewed at the end of the lifetime of the certificate (lifetime can be configured).
Comment 1 Cine 2013-05-10 12:09:03 CEST
Thanks for the request Hugo!

Any user interested in X.509 client certificate authentication feel free to drop a line here!

Cine