Verification of proxied HTTPS server certificate
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Tue Sep 24 14:03:48 UTC 2019
On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 06:35:10AM -0400, shivramg94 wrote:
> According to the documentation
> the directive "proxy_ssl_verify" is used to enable or disabled the
> verification of the proxied HTTPS server certificate. But it doesn't talk
> about what all different types of validations (like Host Name Verification,
> Certificate Expiry etc) it does.
> Could someone list out the validations Nginx performs on the obtained server
> certificate from the upstream server when the above said directive is set to
It verifies that the certificate is valid, signed by a trusted CA,
and matches the host name as used in the proxy_pass directive.
Much like it normally happens with any HTTPS client as per RFC
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