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  1. Kevin Dowker
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    03 May 2019
    08 Aug 2019
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    Does TPC have any documented guidance on implementing the use of client certificates for portal authentication? Also, curious what implications this has not only on portal end users, but also for backend administrators. That is, if coding the check for client certs in the Global.asax file would enforce client cert validation for both end users and backend users. Any examples or other guidance would be appreciated? 
    Last modified on 08 Aug 2019 14:08 by Kevin Dowker
  2. Josh
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    01 Jun 2018
    29 Oct 2019 in reply to Kevin Dowker
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    Hello Kevin,

    Client certificate authentication is not supported by The Portal Connector through out-of-the-box functionality, that would have to be a custom implementation. The Portal Connector and Sitefinity are built using the ASP.NET application framework, so you may be able to implement something similar to what is being done in this article:

    You may want to look further into Sitefinity Authentication as well, more information on Sitefinity Authentication can be found here:

    If you have any other questions please feel free to reply to this thread, or for more complex implementation issues you can email



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