WordPress HTTPS (SSL)
WordPress and SSL w/ load balancing (1 post)

  1. Kilgore
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm trying to resolve a major WordPress SSL challenge, and I'm hoping your plugin might help.

    A couple of WordPress sites we're working on are destined to live on multiple app servers behind a load balancer (Amazon AWS). After a few gray hairs, we discovered that the SSL certificate is installed on the load balancer, so the Apache App servers (and thus PHP/WordPress) are unable to detect whether page requests are https or not. $_SERVER['HTTPS'] always returns false, and WordPress is totally 'hosed with 'FORCE_SSL_ADMIN' set in this environment.

    We're trying to figure out the best solution -- maybe a virtual SSL host for wp-admin on one of the app servers that can be logged-into directly, bypassing the load balancer? I did not find the Codex page on wp-admin over SSL to be a clear roadmap at all for setting up a separate virtual site for wp-admin -- more like a general direction to try.

    Anyway, thanks in advance for any thoughts/advice you may have...


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