The Apache Tomcat configuration is by default to be found in the file server.xml in the conf folder:

[box type=”note”] protocol=”HTTP/1.1″ connectionTimeout=”20000″ compression=”on” compressionMinSize=”32″ noCompressionUserAgents=”gozilla, traviata” compressableMimeType=”text/html,text/xml,text/javascript,application/x-javascript,text/css” redirectPort=”8443″ URIEncoding=”UTF-8″ proxyPort=”443″ proxyName=”” scheme=”https” secure=”true” />[/box]

The most important attributes of the Connector settings to make SSL Offloading work properly are:

  • proxyName: the name of the website through which users approach Invantive Estate using SSL.
  • proxyPort: the port through which this happens (443 is the standard port for HTTPS).
  • scheme: the protocol that is being used (“http” or “https”).
  • secure: is this a secured connection?