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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] apache as reverse-proxy : forwarding SSL environment variables
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2005 12:53:12 GMT
On 6/14/05, <> wrote:
> Hi,
> We've successfully set up apache with mod_proxy + mod_rewrite in front
> of our (yet another) apache serving our webapps.
> We've an application that use some mod_ssl environment variables to work
> properly (for example it use SSL_CLIENT_S_DN). The problem when
> connecting through reverse proxy is those mod_ssl environment variables
> are not available on the machine hosting the application.
> Is there any solution to forwarding this var to the application machine ?

You can set them in a cookie or in the query string.  mod_rewrite can
do either of these.
Then, if necessary, mod_rewrite on the back-end machine could put them
back in the environment.


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