this may be a dumb ssl question, but here goes...

AJ Weber aweber at
Wed Oct 10 21:16:12 UTC 2012

I think I might have found my answer to this.

I can generate my own (or use any different) CA and add that in 
ssl_client_certificate <path>;
And then set ssl_verify_client on;

This appears to work in initial testing.  So my follow-up is:
1) Does this sound like the way to make my original question work?
2) Can I revoke certificates, and will nginx check a revocation list of 
some kind?

Thanks again,

On 10/10/2012 2:14 PM, AJ Weber wrote:
> Can I install and configure nginx to use a "public"/global CA's SSL 
> Certificate like Verisign, AND force (require) the use of client SSL 
> certificates, AND allow those client/browser-certificates to be from a 
> different CA/root?  For example, openca or some self-signed setup that 
> I use to just distribute client certificates to my registered users?
> Let me know if I am not asking the question correctly.
> Thanks,
> AJ

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