What is mTLS and How Does it Work?

Benjamin Porter
8 min readApr 30, 2020
Photo by Roman Mager on Unsplash

What is TLS?

Before reaching our goal of understanding mTLS, we need to understand regular TLS. There are tons of resources out there that vary in technical depth. My goal here is familiarization, not mastery (which requires complex understanding of cryptography and various standards like X.509. If you are aiming for mastery, I suggest looking into a course or a fine book. If you are hoping to…

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Benjamin Porter

Ben Porter is a Software Engineer who specializes in distributed applications (like web apps). He is currently Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Ameelio.org