Configure SSL offloading

Applies to

Content Delivery, Content Management

SSL encryption and decryption of incoming traffic is CPU intensive and can put strain on server resources. SSL offloading moves processing to a dedicated device that handles all encryption and decryption. The load balancer adds additional X-Forwarded headers before passing the incoming request on to the target instance - for example, a Content Delivery server.

To configure SSL offloading:

  1. Navigate to App_Config\Include\Examples folder.

  2. Remove the .example extension from Sitecore.LoadBalancing.config.example.

  3. Change the settings in Sitecore.LoadBalancing.config according to your load balancer's settings.

  4. Repeat steps 1-3 on all instances behind the load balancer.