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From Peter Crowther <Peter.Crowt...@melandra.com>
Subject RE: Which Do I SSL - httpd or Tomcat?
Date Tue, 02 Jun 2009 13:21:56 GMT
> From: Alston, Brian (US SSA) [mailto:brian.alston@baesystems.com]
>     I have a clustered/load-balanced Apache httpd and Tomcat
> setup. I have one httpd front end that load balances for two
> Tomcat back ends. I now want to add SSL to the mix but I am
> confused. Do I add the SSL to the httpd server, to the two
> Tomcat servers, or to all of them?

Unless you need secure communication between httpd and Tomcat (rare), keep the Tomcat comms
unsecured and add SSL only to httpd.

                - Peter

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