Using SSL certificates instead of password

Peter A. Giessel pgiessel at
Thu Feb 8 18:31:21 UTC 2007

On 2007/02/08 6:07, White Hat seems to have typed:
> I am trying to set up one of my servers so that it can
> be accessed only by a user with a proper SSL
> certificate. I want to disable the use of passwords
> completely.
> I cannot seem to locate a good 'How To' regarding
> this. In addition, the server, a FreeBSD-6.2 machine,
> will be accessed by WinXP machines using Putty.
> Where can I locate some good information on how to set
> up such a configuration?

Section 14.11.6

See also:
Section PubkeyAuthentication
Section PasswordAuthentication

Its actually pretty easy to setup.

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