Using Reverse Proxy Servers with SSL Accelerators

Image: Reverse proxy server with an SSL accelerator

You can combine an SSL accelerator with a reverse proxy server, as illustrated in this diagram:


The configuration is similar to that for configuring a portal running under SSL to use HTTP connections to the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture on the same server; however, you must make these adjustments in the web profile:

Web Profile Page

Field Name

Field Value


PIA use HTTP Same Server


Virtual Addressing

Protocol(in the Default Addressing region of the page)

Set to HTTPS.

Virtual Addressing

Name(in the Default Addressing region of the page)

The DNS name of the reverse proxy server, for example,

Virtual Addressing

Port(in the Default Addressing region of the page)

The port on which the SSL accelerator is listening for HTTPS requests, for example, 443.

Hosts File Setup

The hosts file on the portal web server must have an entry that directs DNS requests for the content provider server name ( to the portal web server, for example, 123.456.345.02. This enables the portal to make requests for content that is hosted on the same server directly without going back through the reverse proxy server.

For example: