What is Mutual Authentication?
Mutual authentication, also known as two-way authentication, is an security process in which two parties authenticate each other at the same time. It is being primarily used in some non-interactive authentication process between two software applictions, one party is called the client and the other party is called the server. In this type of system, digital certificate is used as the identity of both parties. In the mutual authentication process, both the client and the server must provide digital certificates to prove their identities.