Varnish pipe through for SSL requests

Stephen Wood smwood4 at
Thu Jul 25 03:39:28 CEST 2013

Unfortunately varnish only supports HTTP and not HTTPS, but you may find
this other users experience helpful:

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM, Yari Shima <yarishima42 at>wrote:

> Hello,
> We have the following server setting:
> First a Magento shop on a managed server. It serves the non-SSL and SSL
> traffic. Now we want to setup a varnish caching server. Because it is a
> managed server we cannot install any extra software on it, so we need to
> do it
> on another root server.
> I setup varnish on this root server and for non-SSL requests everything
> works
> fine. Varnish should only cache non-SSL pages, everything regarding the
> checkout or account should not be cached by varnish. My question is, how
> do I
> have to setup varnish, that the SSL requests pipe through it and go
> directly
> to the managed server? And were do I have to install the SSL certificate?
> Thanx in advance
> YS
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Stephen Wood
Dev/Ops Engineer
Moz, Inc.
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