3.17 Web Services

In Oracle Linux 8, the following web service features, enhancements, and changes are introduced:

  • Apache HTTP Server updated to version 2.4.35.  Oracle Linux 8 includes Apache HTTP Server version 2.4.35, which provides several improvements over the previous version of Apache.

  • Support for nginx 1.14 web and proxy server.  The nginx 1.14 web and proxy server supports HTTP and other protocols by providing high currency performance with low-memory usage. Previously, nginx was only available as a Software Collection.

    The nginx web server also provides support for loading TLS certificates and private keys from hardware security tokens, directly from PKCS#11 modules. As a result, an nginx configuration can use PKCS#11 URLs to identify the TLS private key in the ssl_certificate_key directive.