Configure SSL offloading

Current version: 9.3

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.

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