Design and Implementation of Cloud-Based Application for Cloud Provider System With SSL Accelerator and Content Redirection
The requirement to handle large SSL connection for secure login access to applications residing in the virtual machine hosted in the cloud provider system has given rise to the need to restructure applications in the cloud utilizing the hardware load balancer or Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Accelerator. In this paper, the authors share their experience in designing and implementing a system in enabling SSL and non-SSL content redirection for cloud-based application. They describe the configuration and optimization rules for handling SSL transactions in the SSL Accelerator. In addition, they covered requirement by applications for sharing the HTTP session to enable seamless application access without prompting of re-login. Hence, a Single Sign-On capability in applications can be achieved.