troubleshooting Question

WCF Service and Two-way SSL

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Microsoft IIS Web ServerC#WCF
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Hi All,

I have done web services before. I know a WCF Service is somewhat familiar to a .net 3.5 web service difference being more capabilities and contract usages.

However, one thing I really have not done are two-way SSL for a web service.

How do you setup a WCF Service to use x509 certifications?

I know I can do a makecert for my server machine? What cert store do I put that in?

Do I do something with the web.config file for my web service? Do I do anything in the code?

When a client that is consuming the web service executes I presume there is something that is done on their side to send the cert when they call the web service. Do I need that cert before they do anything?

At what point do I validate or verify the web service call from them as coming from a valid cert?

Any information on this would be greatly apprecated.

Code samples can be very useful as well.

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