Best practice for SSL passthrough?

Erik Weber twiztar at
Fri Jun 17 15:44:18 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 3:23 PM, Lars Jørgensen <lajo at> wrote:
>> With Nginx you can pass some extra headers to your backend as well, so
>> you can differentiate between HTTP and HTTPs traffic.
> In what case would I want to do that?

In cases where you hard link uri's. E.g. lets say you have all your
images hosted on a sub called Based on the
existence of a specificed header, X-Use-HTTPS in this example, you can
make sure that your backend provides an output with https-uris.


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