Interest in extending FastCGI / SCGI support to allow TLS encrypted connections to back end?
someukdeveloper at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 17:45:13 UTC 2013
I was wondering if there was any interest in extending the FastCGI and
SCGI implementations in Nginx to allow a TLS encryption to the
Currently if you have Nginx on one machine and your FastCGI / SCGI
application on another machine then communications between the two will
be unencrypted. Of course you can use something like stunnel (which
someone on this list told me about helpfully a while ago) to encrypt the
communications but that seems a bit messy. If Nginx supported TLS
encryption natively then applications using FastCGI or SCGI could be
upgraded to take advantage of that fact if the developer thought it was
I can't be the only person who wants a 100% encrypted connection from
the browser to Nginx to the FastCGI application to the database.
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