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Hi Guru's

We are implementing SAP CRM WEBSHOP on SAP CRM 6.0 with NW 7.0 SP18.The customer has a policy that all SSL offloading should be done via their hardware firewall appliance for SSL Offloading.

The solution uses Apache2 servers for reverse proxy linked to a SAP Web Dispatcher which load balances across the SAP Application Servers hosting the SAP CRM functionality.

My question is does SAP support the SSL Offload onto Hardware Firewall devices and if so could you share the configuration steps required to achieve this.

Best regards and thanks in advance


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  • Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 01:50 AM


    not sure what you mean by SSL Offload onto Hardware Firewall but SAP application server can accept HTTP and HTTPS connections. Same is true for web dispatcher. You can put whatever you want in front of them and it should work. That's the beauty of web. It's easy to compose things. I used nginx and lighthttpd as a reverse proxy to SAP application server and I had not problems at all. In both cases I did not use web dispatcher as load balancer. All config was specific to reverse proxy. There was no need to modify SAP configuration.


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    • Hi,

      theoretically it should work 😊 If you don't need to use web dispatcher for load balancing then I would get rid off it to simplify your landscape. Have you tried to trace where it fails? I guess monitoring logs of Apache and web dispatcher should help you to figure out what block your connections.


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