mTLS FAQs

mTLS FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is mTLS certificate for?
  2. How many mTLS certificate can I have? Is there a limit per account, identity, and/or service subscription?
  3. How do I get an mTLS certificate?
  4. Do I need to pay for an mTLS certificate? How much does it cost?
  5. Does an mTLS certificate need to be vetted? How long would it take?

 

FAQ and Guides

 

1. What is mTLS certificate for?

The mTLS (Mutual TLS) is the PEM encoded x509 certificate that has Client Authentication enabled.
It is used to authenticate to GlobalSign's DSS API along with their user credentials.

To keep the mTLS certificate and your account credentials both secure, these are then encrypted using the customers provided public key.
They are then sent to the customer who can then decrypt both using their private key.

 

2. How many mTLS certificate can I have? Is there a limit per account, identity, and/or service subscription?

As many as you need.

 

3. How do I get an mTLS certificate?

You can create a mTLS certificate by following the below:

1. Navigate to the mTLS sub menu
2. Click generate an mTLS certificate
3. Pick how you are intending to integrate,
4. View the technology partners selection box and link
5. Select directly via the API
6. Select one or multiple API credentials if required
7. Review the CSR submission screen
8. Click continue
9. Review the success screen
10. Download the mTLS certificate / copy to clipboard and download the ICA

 

4. Do I need to pay for an mTLS certificate? How much does it cost?

The mTLS certificate is free of charge.

 

5. Does an mTLS certificate need to be vetted? How long would it take?

No, the mTLS certificate is not vetted. However, the identity is vetted.

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