2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2018 10:55 AM by Martien van den Akker

    Need for SSL in weblogic and OHS


      Hi all,


      I am fairly new on exploring SSL. I am using Weblogic 12c with OHS in front.

      What is the difference between enabling SSL in Weblogic and in OHS?

      Can we just enable SSL in OHS layer?

        • 1. Re: Need for SSL in weblogic and OHS



          OHS acts as webserver where your site static content can be deployed

          Weblogic acts as Applicaion server where your business logic can be deployed

          Yes,  you can just enable SSL at OHS    

          • 2. Re: Need for SSL in weblogic and OHS
            Martien van den Akker



            OHS acts as a reversed proxy for Weblogic. It enables you to route endpoints from one URL/Host to different Weblogic Servers and different endpoint URI's.

            It also does ssl offloading which means that it unencrypts the TLS traffic and sends it plain to weblogic.


            So you can indeed enable only SSL at OHS. However, note that Weblogic can/will do redirects to load additional content. Since the requests are received by Weblogic over http, Weblogic will do the redirects over HTTP.

            Weblogic need to be 'told' that it is fronted by a reversed proxy. There for you need to use the weblogic proxy plugin (enabled in OHS by default) and set the Weblogic proxy plugin attribute to "Yes" on either the cluster or the managed server. See also http://www.ateam-oracle.com/wls-plugin-enabled/ for further explanation.