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Nginx(reverse proxy) cant forward SSL certificate of https backend to clients

As far as i know, you could say that "it's not a bug, it's a feature", one of the features of SSL that it prevents Man in the middle attacks, if you want to use SSL then nginx it self should have an SSL key and allow https connection, otherwise the user will see the well known yellow warning page about untrusted SSL,

If you implement the SSL for nginx, then the connection would be like this

client -> nginx ssl -> nginx -> server ssl -> server

The connection will be encrypted and decrypted twice on the way to the server, the client wont see the server SSL and will only see the nginx SSL.

If you don't have or don't want to use SSL on your nginx, then you need to make the connection to it unsecured, then the warning won't appear and every thing would work fine.





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