Encrypting traffic between Nginx and App Server backend (via FastCGI)

Edho Arief edho at myconan.net
Tue Oct 16 09:31:54 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Some Developer
<someukdeveloper at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was wondering if it was possible to encrypt traffic between an Nginx front
> end and an app server back end? I have a Django application running and can
> have the traffic between the Django app and the database encrypted using SSL
> and can have traffic from the internet at large and Nginx encrypted also
> using SSL but I need to have the traffic between the Nginx server and the
> Django app server encrypted as well. Is there a method to accomplish this?

I know two methods
1. nginx on django end with ssl setup
2. stunnel or similar

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