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From John Renne <>
Subject Re: fronting tomcat with reverse proxy+SSL
Date Sun, 27 May 2012 18:47:28 GMT
> Now, I am trying to front Tomcat with apache reverse proxy+SSL.
> 1. Is it not redundant to configure the SSL in the Tomcat as well when the
> fronting reverse proxy is already configured to handle SSL.
>    I see lot of posts on the internet which configure SSL at both Tomcat
> and Reverse proxy. Am I missing something?

Personaly I wouldn't use SSL between de frontend proxy and Tomcat. In case of an apache server,
I would rather let apache handle SSL offloading and use mod_proxy, mod_proxy_ajp and mod_cluster
to address tomcat using the AJP protocol. 

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