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I currently have an application running on Apache. It uses subdomains to distringuish between user-accounts.

I'd like to add SSL support (wildcard). A solution which is quite common seems to be the following (just use two virtual hosts).

<VirtualHost *:80>
  # sauron.com
  # some other app
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
  # *.frodo.com
  Include app.conf
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:443>
  Include a file

  SSLEngine On
  ...
</VirtualHost>

However I'd rather like to have an SSL Proxy in front of the *:80 virtual host. I ran accross mod_proxy but the samples I found do not handle subdomains (or only with manual configuration of each subdomain).

 user1.frodo.com:433 -> user1.frodo.com:80
 userX.frodo.com:433 -> user1.frodo.com:80

Any ideas how I can achieve this with Apache proxy? Or should I use an additional proxy server (nginx?) for that? Are there any sample configs then (couldn't find any for this subdomain case for nginx)?

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You should look at pound. It can do what you're asking for, and a lot more.

  • Very nice software, didn't know it. +1 – drAlberT Dec 10 '09 at 9:38

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