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Purpose

This page explains the method to get HTTPS configuration definition.


Details

To get a complete description of a HTTPS configuration, get the following answers to the questions below:

  1. The application server configuration:
    The following is usually known by the technical administrator of the system or by the IT team.
    1. Is it a standalone tomcat server ?
    2. Is it an HTTPS apache front-end with a reverse proxy to a tomcat server (tomcat serving in http or in https) ?
    3. Is it an HTTPS apache front-end with mod_jk to connect to tomcat
    4. Is it another front-end or another connector ?
    5. Is the front configured with both HTTPS and HTTP for the same hostname (for apache, the configuration file would be nice) ?
  2. The network component:
    The following is usually known by the technical administrator of the system or by the IT team.
    1. Is there any HTTP proxy ?
    2. Does it forward the HTTPS to the final server or do it change it to HTTP ?


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