Nginx + lua-nginx, get ssl_session_id

Dimka nginx-forum at
Thu May 26 11:04:47 UTC 2016

Face the same problem, empty $ssl_session_id variable.

If ssl_session_ticket off, $ssl_session_id always contain ID.

How can I identify client connection if no ssl session id available?

I need "session" IDentificator to pass it to backend, which authorize
requests by this ID.

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