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2796067 - How create the Client Certificate Authentication for API calls

Symptom

You want to know how create and configure the Client Certificate Authentication for API calls to use in your SAP Cloud Platform API Management.

SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a web client, such as a browser or an app. An encrypted link ensures that all data passing between the server and the client remains private. To use SSL, a client makes a secure request to the server by using the encrypted https:// protocol, instead of the unencrypted http:// protocol. In API Management, you can associate the certificates with the API Provider at the time of API provider registration. This process provides more secure way to access API provider.

SAP Cloud Platform API Management requires certificates containing private key and root certificates in PEM format. These certificates are then packaged in JAR which is uploaded into the Key Store.  In this blog, we have captured the steps to connect to an API endpoint with X509 based client certificate authentication from SAP Cloud Platform API Management.


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Environment

  • SAP API Management - Cloud

Product

SAP API Management 1.0, cloud edition

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