[PATCH] Add a no_verify option for SSL client authentication

Eric O'Connor eoconnor at coincident.com
Mon Aug 20 14:48:02 UTC 2012

> If I understand your message correctly, you've got a load balancer (or
> something similar) in front of nginx that already verifies the certificates.
> You simply don't want nginx to do all the double checking, or maybe you just
> don't want to store the keys on an application server.

We are performing certificate verification behind nginx (based on the
encoded certificate passed in an HTTP header over localhost).

> A patch such as the one you supplied would be a major security hole (for
> those who don't know what they're doing, which nowadays is most people)

But anyone that is implementing ssl client authentication understands
the value of verifying the certificates.


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