CSS backend SSL

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Nov 4th, 2008

still i have doubt in css backend ssl configuration i am going to buy certificate from verisign should i buy two certificate one for webserver another for css or i can use the same certificate why we need to create the front end ssl and backend ssl in ssl proxy i am confused?

I have this problem too.
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Gilles Dufour Tue, 11/04/2008 - 06:28

The certificate is associated to a website (ie: www.cisco.com)

The same certificate can then be installed on all required devices.

So, you only need 1 cert from verisign.

Backend-ssl is not required unless you do not trust the link between css and servers.

You could simply have HTTP between CSS and servers (this is the most common practice).

Usually banks require backend-ssl because they have to guarantee end-to-end encryption.


waltermavely Tue, 11/04/2008 - 12:33

hi Gilles thanks for your reply, i have one question in my configuration client accessing through vip right? so what about ??? thank you very much

waltermavely Tue, 11/04/2008 - 12:39

yes this is bank there webservers running with ssl only they have some security policy

Gilles Dufour Tue, 11/04/2008 - 23:55

ssl-server 20 cipher rsa-with-rc4-128-md5 81

This means your traffic is decrypted and sent to

This is normally another VIP where you do backend ssl.

So, I feel like your config is incorrect.


owner KIB-SSL


vip address

The vip is incorrect.

It should be



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