CentOS 7
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Pound : SSL Settings
2015/06/09
 
Configure Pound with SSL.
The connection between Pound and Clients are encrypted with SSL. ( Pound - backends are normal )
This example based on the environment like follows.
        |
--------+--------------------------------------------------------------------
        |
        +-------------------+--------------------+--------------------+
        |10.0.0.30          |10.0.0.51           |10.0.0.52           |10.0.0.53
 +------+-----+     +-------+------+     +-------+------+     +-------+------+
 |  Frontend  |     |   Backend#1  |     |   Backend#2  |     |   Backend#3  |
 |   Pound    |     |  Web Server  |     |  Web Server  |     |  Web Server  |
 +------------+     +--------------+     +--------------+     +--------------+

[1] Create SSL certificates.
[root@dlp ~]#
cd /etc/pki/tls/certs

[root@dlp certs]#
openssl req -x509 -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout /etc/pki/tls/certs/pound.pem -out /etc/pki/tls/certs/pound.pem

Generating a 2048 bit RSA private key
......++++++
.......++++++
writing new private key to '/etc/pki/tls/certs/pound.pem'
-----
You are about to be asked to enter information that will be incorporated
into your certificate request.
What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN.
There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank
For some fields there will be a default value,
If you enter '.', the field will be left blank.
-----
Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:
JP
# country

State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:
Hiroshima
 
# state

Locality Name (eg, city) []:
Hiroshima
# city

Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]:
GTS
 
# company

Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) []:
Linux School
 
# department

Common Name (eg, YOUR name) []:
dlp.srv.world
 
# server's FQDN

Email Address []:
xxx@srv.world
# admin email
[root@dlp certs]#
chmod 600 pound.pem
[2] Configure Pound for SSL.
[root@dlp ~]#
vi /etc/pound.cfg
# add like follows

ListenHTTP
    Address 0.0.0.0
    Port 80
End
ListenHTTPS
    Address 0.0.0.0
    Port 443
    Cert "/etc/pki/tls/certs/pound.pem"
End

[root@dlp ~]#
systemctl restart pound

[3] Make sure all works fine to access to the frontend server from a Client with HTTPS like follows.
 
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