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How to configure Oracle Webcache to accept HTTP traffic on port 443? (Doc ID 1266473.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 29, 2022

Applies to:

Web Cache - Version to [Release AS10gR2 to Oracle11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The objective to have the following Webcache architechture in place:

- Browser http://<HOSTNAME>/ - http 80 - external LB - http 80 - Webcache - http 80 - intenal LB
- Browser https://<HOSTNAME> - https 443 - SSL accelerator/external LB - http 443 - Webcache - http 443 - internal LB

The Webcache config is as follows:

Site Definition:
- Host Name: <HOSTNAME>, port 80
- Host Name: <HOSTNAME>, port 443

Origin Servers:
- Server Type: Web Application, Host Name: <HOSTNAME1>, Port: 80
- Server Type: Web Application, Host Name: <HOSTNAME1>, Port: 443

Site-to-Server Mapping:
1. Site Pattern: <HOSTNAME>:80 , Origin Server: <HOSTNAME1>:80
2. Site Pattern: <HOSTNAME>:443 , Origin Server: <HOSTNAME1>:443

The Load Balancer terminates SSL and forwards traffic as HTTP over port 443 to the webcache, but this does not have 443 in the URL.

Webcache handles this traffic as if it was send as HTTP over port 80 and routes all traffic to <HOSTNAME1>:80

After terminating SSL at a layer other than Web Cache (for example, a hardware load balancer or router appliance that has a SSL acceleration card), Web Cache needs to be able to accept HTTP traffic.


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