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Is the Load Balancer support SSL TCP?

We have a use case that required LB to terminated SSL TCP and forward plain connections our nodes. Is there way to accomplish this with Digital Ocean’s Load Balancer or any alternative solution?


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Hello,

Yes, this is actually a standard practice as the SSL termination places the slower and more CPU-intensive work of decryption on the load balancer and simplifies certificate management.

You can define a rule in your Load Balancer to proxy the traffic from port 443 (HTTPS) on the Load Balancer to port 80 (HTTP) on your Droplets.

For more information on SSL termination, I could suggest taking a look at the documentation here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/load-balancers/how-to/ssl-termination/

Regards,

Bobby