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6.9.3 Setting up 2-Way Authentication

Apply the steps outlined in both Section 6.9.1, “Setting up Server Authentication” and Section 6.9.2, “Setting up Client Authentication” to set up a mutual, two-way authentication process in which the server and the client authenticate each other before establishing a connection.

Although the typical setup described above uses the same CA certificate in both ends for mutual authentication, it does not have to be the case. The only requirements are that the CA certificate configured in the server must be able to validate the client certificate and the CA certificate imported into the client truststore must be able to validate the server certificate; the two CA certificates used on the two ends can be distinct.