HIPs check for Client Side Certificate

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HIPs check for Client Side Certificate

L1 Bithead

Is it possible to use HIPs to verify the presence of a Client Side Certificate such as GlobalProtect cert for a computer and also check for cert on a mobile device? If the device has the cert then we would allow it through a firewall policy.


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Would this device you are attempting to check behind the firewall or connecting via a client VPN connection?



Thanks for replying and it would be connecting via a GlobalProtect VPN client.

Thanks for that info. The issue is that we would need to check for a specfic certificate: the machine certificate and I cannot seem to find a registry entry that allows me to do that. I believe I need to open a case with Palo Alto Support and I will report back with results if possible. Thank You

L1 Bithead

Well in the end we did not find a way to use HIPs custom checks in order to verify a machine certificate. The issue being that the certificate stuff is stored in the registry in blob format which doesnt allow parsing for specifics.


I have convinced the team to move forward by using GlobalProtect Certificate check against our PKI

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