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HTTPS/SSL request load balancing

Posted by miket 
HTTPS/SSL request load balancing
May 08, 2009 01:30PM

I'll apologise in advance! I'm very new to nginx (about 3 hours now) and this is very much a Friday afternoon question (I'm hoping there'll be a nice reply waiting for me on Monday). I have a question about load balancing HTTPS requests, it appears to me that in order for nginx to handle https you must supply it with the relevant certificates and keys. Does this mean tha nginx will be decrypting the https message before forwarding it to the required location? I don't really want the overhead of this decryption in the load balancer so really need to know what's going on here.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Re: HTTPS/SSL request load balancing
June 11, 2009 05:59AM

I'm not very skilled with https but I don't think it would do so : certificate/key is only useful for the client/nginx request processing.

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