SSLProxyEngine & SSLEngine
I'm trying to get an outbound HTTPS request to be relayed by apache to a
remote server in the following manner.
Servlet sitting on Backend Server (Tomcat) -> Proxy Server (Apache) ->
The communication between the proxy server and the remote server has to
be HTTPS and the certificate that I have currently sits on the proxy
I seem to have hit a dead end and I was wondering if any of you could
Ideally, I'd like to be sending an HTTP request to Apache who then
encrypts the request for the remote server, but from what I have read
that is not possible. The request has to be encrypted for the
SSLProxyEngine to relay it.
Another option that I was looking at was having a self-signed
certificate for communication between the backend server and the proxy
server and having the proxy server re-encrypt the request with another
certificate to the remote server. Again, it seems like we can only
specify 1 certificate with the SSLProxyEngine directives.
Finally my last option was that the backend server encrypts the outbound
request using the same certificate found on the Proxy Server, I use the
SSLProxyEngine on the proxy server to forward that request to the remote
server. Unfortunately, because of the Common Name in the certificate I
doubt that the same certificate can sit on 2 different machines.
Are my assumptions correct or is there something I haven't considered?
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