WebLogic Server Plug-Ins and SSL Support Pattern
(Doc ID 780026.1)
Last updated on JUNE 24, 2021
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 6.1 and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
This document is a support pattern which provides an understanding in using WebLogic proxy plug-ins with SSL.
NOTE: Users of the Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) should consult Configuring Mod_wl_ohs to use SSL between Oracle HTTP Server and Weblogic Server in FMW 11g (11.1.1.X) <Note 1268723.1>. This support pattern focuses on the Apache, iPlanet, and IIS plug-ins.
This document was created to help users understand their needs when using the WebLogic plugin and SSL. It describes in detail questions to ask when setting up the architecture of the environment. The three web servers that will be used as examples are: Apache, iPlanet (SunOne), and Microsoft IIS.
Before starting, it is important to understand the handshake process. Refer to the Understanding and Investigating SSL Issues Support Pattern <Note 1078957.1> for information.
Before starting, ask the following questions:
Will I have SSL set up between the client and the web server hosting the proxy (Apache, Sun One. IIS)?
If the answer is yes, will it need to be 2-way SSL? This design has the advantage of offering the possibility to propagate client certificates to the back-end WebLogic Server (e.g., for authentication).
Will I have SSL set up between the plugin and the WebLogic Server?
If the answer is yes, will I need to "intercept" a client certificate from the first front-end handshake?
Is it only 1-way SSL that I need? Is it only to encrypt the data between the plugin and the WebLogic Server?
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