Interest in extending FastCGI / SCGI support to allow TLS encrypted connections to back end?

Some Developer someukdeveloper at
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 
application backend?

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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