Varnish and HTTPS

Damien Wetzel dwetzel at
Tue Dec 4 13:59:36 CET 2007

Hello all,
is https handling planned somewhere in the roadmap ?

Stig Sandbeck Mathisen writes:
 > Erik <duja at> writes:
 > > I know that Varnish doesn't handle https. But what if the request is
 > > in https?  Would varnish pass it to the backend or just drop it?
 > It would not be a normal HTTP request, so Varnish would not try to
 > handle it.  You could place a https to http gateway between your users
 > and varnish, so varnish can accelerate the http traffic.  The pipeline
 > would look like this:
 > Duh Internet - https2http gw - varnish - http server
 > -- 
 > Stig Sandbeck Mathisen, Linpro
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