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How To Pass the SSL Client Certificate Via iPlanet Web Server's Reverse Proxy to Origin Server (Doc ID 1322488.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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This article explains how to configure the Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0 to use the reverse proxy functionality to pass the client certificate in a two-way SSL handshake to the origin server in the following scenario:


Client (browser) w/ Client Cert <==HTTPS==> WS7.0 w/ Reverse Proxy <==HTTPS==> Origin Server

The article will additionally explain the configuration changes needed in order to change the default HTTP header name if the (remote) origin server requires that the client certificate be passed via a specific HTTP header name.

Note: This article assumes that the reverse proxy configuration has already been properly setup in the vs-obj.conf as the prerequisite.


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