Using HTTPS to varying degrees within a single process #436

DanH42 opened this Issue Jun 22, 2013 · 1 comment


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DanH42 commented Jun 22, 2013

I've been using this package to route connections to dozens of apps all over my server. Recently, I've been trying to add HTTPS to some of them. I managed to work out the following, which works:

In that example, is only available over plain HTTP, and use HTTPS with a custom certificate, and uses a self-signed one. If SNI fails, the self-signed cert is served (I think; the documentation was somewhat unclear on that part).

I need to add another domain that will have to use WebSockets over SSL, and my application seems to be unhappy unless SSL is used end-to-end, meaning I need to add an HTTPS-to-HTTPS route in the proxy. However, the majority of my apps that use HTTPS on the outside still just use plain HTTP on localhost, and I'd like to keep it that way.

This means I need to be able to proxy HTTP, HTTPS-to-HTTP, and HTTPS-to-HTTPS, while using multiple certificates. I got as far as and am now stuck.

In that case, the new domain is, which needs to use HTTPS-to-HTTPS. My main problem is that the target option seems to have to be provided directly to httpProxy.createServer rather than per-site.

Is what I'm trying to do even possible? Is there a better way? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

jcrugzz commented Jan 20, 2016

This is possible and will require multiple instances of http-proxy that you use within a single node process. Your code is based on the old version of http-proxy so if you still have an issue with the new version, please open an issue. Thanks!

@jcrugzz jcrugzz closed this Jan 20, 2016
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