To authenticate clients who request software updates you can use JWTs and
Mutual Authentication. To complete the configuration you have to configure at least one of
these methods. Depending on your requirements, you can configure JWTs and Mutual
Authentication for a single property, but you can't mix them in a single
JSON web token (JWT) verification JSON web token (JWT) is an open standard (RFC 7519) that defines a compact and self-contained method for securely transmitting JSON-encoded information between parties. At Akamai, you can use JWTs to quickly identify and authorize OTA Updates and Edge Connect clients who send requests to origin servers. Mutual Authentication Mutual authentication, also known as two-way authentication, is a security process in which entities authenticate each other before actual communication occurs. In a network environment, this requires that both the client and the server must provide digital certificates to prove their identities. In a mutual authentication process, a connection can occur only if the client and the server exchange, verify, and trust each other’s certificates. The certificate exchange occurs by means of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. The core of this process is to make sure that clients communicate with legitimate servers, and servers cooperate only with clients who attempt access for legitimate purposes.