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SMP 3 Agentry NGINX Load Balancing

Hi,

We are implementing SMP 3.0 and SAP WM 61 on AWS cloud. For production environment we are planning to implement load balancing with NGINX server.

We understand that we need to have a CA signed SSL certificate installed for NGINX. We have query regarding the SSL certificates for the SMP server instances.

1. Since the communication between NGINX and SMP server is internal. Can we use self-signed certificates for 2 SMP servers?

2. As per document, How-To-Guide: Reverse Proxy and Load Balancing its mentioned that the SMP server certificates should be installed in NGINX server.

Will there be any security issues in installing self-signed SMP server certificate in NGINX server.

Appreciate your help.

Regards

Zak

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  • Jan 07, 2015 at 04:23 PM

    Zak,

    1. Yes you should be able to just use the self-signed certs.

    2. The determination for using self-signed certificates versus CA signed ones is largely an internal trust decision based how your clients will be deployed / configured and if you are comfortable with self-signed certs.

    --Bill

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