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Apache: reverse proxy, balancing and ssl client certificate authentication

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I have an idea how to setup Apache for doing load balancer based on mod_proxy and mod_balance modules. But in my case the backend server requires ssl client certificate authentication and therefore the Apache Server cannot terminate the ssl connection.

I do no need http session cookie stickyness. The application is stateless. Can I somehow configure Apache as a transparent balancer?

Or I should use even another software - squid, iptables? The backend application is a web service running on Tomcat.

posted Oct 17, 2013 by Jagan Mishra

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I would use haproxy for this. I don't think (happy to be wrong) that you can pass through unterminated SSL to a backend with mod_proxy_http.

answer Oct 17, 2013 by Anderson
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