Mutual authentication on an F5 Load Balancer
Posted on 2012-09-13
I have a requirement to implement mutual authentication between my platform and that of a third party.
In this instance I will be the server end and the third party will be the client. I have an F5 load balancer handling web traffic on my platform.
As his request comes to me I will need to validate his client certificate to confirm his identity. My question is, will the F5 process the client certificate details as the request passes through it meaning that my back end doesn't receive the certificate details to validate them ?
If it does, how do I configure the F5 to carry out the mutual authentication ?
I am using a BIG-IP LTM1600 10.2.1 Build 297.0 Final