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Re: [mosquitto-dev] Passwd and TLS/SSL

Hi Jesus,

The usual difference is a matter of authentication (password file)
versus encryption (TLS). TLS can also give you a measure of trust that
you're connecting to the correct system and can also be used for
authentication by using client certificates.

Using username/passwords without encryption means that your password
could be intercepted.



On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 9:18 AM, Jesus Chamon Martinez
<jesus.chamon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all! This may be a stupid question but I'm a newbie in a lot of things.
> I'd like to know the difference between using a passwd file and TLS/SSL.
> I think passwd is useful to allow only some clients to communicate with the
> broker and TLS/SSL is to protect the message, but I'm not 100% sure.
> I'd also like to know how they affect the efficiency and speed of the
> communications.
> Thanks in advance
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