Nginx as Reverse Proxy for Tomcat + SSL

himesh nginx-forum at
Thu Nov 19 14:02:20 MSK 2009

Hey guys,

I am totally new to Nginx, I need some advice with my reverse proxy setup.

  This is what i am trying to set up.      Client<========>| Nginx (reverse proxy)|<========>Tomcat         It has to be secure i.e SSL , a must.          

My questions are 
1) Can I have the SSL connection between the client and Nginx ( ssl terminating at nginx) and then unencrypted from Nginx to Tomcat.
2) Can I have SSL communication between the Client and Tomcat, throught Nginx ( using the certificate in Tomcat, none in Nginx )
3) Can I have an SSL from Client to Nginx and another between Nginx and Tomcat .

Thank You,

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