Proxy for OCSP stapling
OCSP stapling means that the SSL server (rather than client) has to make requests to CA servers for revoked certificates lists, making the check faster and more reliable for clients.
- you're not allowed to connect from your SSL servers to the CA server because of a firewall,
- and your SSL server allows you to force the URL of the OCSP server
- but not of a HTTP proxy
then this tool may help you.
HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy:8888 ./ocsp-proxy -ocsphost ocspserver.com -http :8080
ocsphost=ocspserver.com http=:8080 ./ocsp-proxy
HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy:8888 ocsphost=ocspserver.com http=:8080 ./ocsp-proxy
Il will listen on port 8080 for HTTP request and will forward the request to the ocsphost, using the generic http proxy supplied the Go stdlib way.
In your nginx OCSP stapling configuration, add the line:
(assuming the ocsp-proxy is running on 127.0.0.1 port 8080)
To find out your ocsphost, as far as I know:
openssl x509 -in certificate.crt -noout -text | grep OCSP
(use the domain without scheme)