Using Section as an SSL Reverse Proxy
September 30, 2015
Using a reverse proxy for SSL can improve site load speed and free up resources on your servers.
People often set up nginx as a SSL terminating reverse proxy. Deciding which protocols and ciphers to use can be a challenge.
Nginx leverages OpenSSL which provides an excellent range of TLS protocol versions and ciphers options.
Hosting SSL on Section’s reverse proxy SSL termination
Using Section, you can rely on the system’s TLS protocol and cipher arrangements. We keep these up to date.
Section continually tests our SSL configuration to maintain SSL best practices. If you test SSL certificates on a Section site, you’ll see a Qualys A+ grade.