[stunnel-users] Fw: Using stunnel to add https to a webserver that doesn't have ssl setup

Javier meresponde2001-stn at yahoo.es
Fri Nov 2 15:35:47 CET 2012

On Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:05:54 -0700 (PDT)
Michael Avanessian <mkanet at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks.  I typically let my webserver handle SSL whenever I can since it's much 
> easier that way; especially since I know how to handle http->https urlrewrites 
> that way already; and, plenty of examples on the web for IIS.  The reasons for 
> adding stunnel into the mix in this scenerio completely outweight not having it 
> at all.  I couldn't find any examples anywhere showing how to handle a simple 
> http to https URL redirect if stunnel is involved; not even in javascript.  
> Hopefully someone here has the expertise to offer a solution at least in html.

The easiest way is to use a server side language as PHP and ASP or 
CGI/perl (if ISS is capable, that I don't know).

If you relay on client (javascript, meta refresh) you can't control 
the behavior of the client (javascript disabled by user or meta 

ISS is capable of PHP and, if you are using it, because you didn't 
tell, is easy (easy, but I haven't done as I don't know much of PHP 
(I just played a couple of times with it following tutorials)). With 
ASP, I don't know, but should be possible too.

Here you have an example with PHP:


or this one:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5106313/redirecting-from-http-to-https-with-php (second message).

As I said, you have to do it transparent to the user without 
relying on them.

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