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Simple SSL proxy for Alfresco share

Introduction

After installing Alfresco, you will typically be accessing it using a URL like http://mydomain.com:8080/share.  The problem with that, particularly if your server is internet-facing, is that each time you log in, your username and password are sent as plain text across the network. This is a security risk. If you login via a SSL proxy server, though, your credentials and data are encrypted.  This article outlines a simple method that has worked for me on both Alfresco 4.2 and Alfresco 5.0.d – both running on Ubuntu 14.04.  Many thanks to Bob Johnson for his reply to an Alfresco forums article in 2013 – this post reflects my adaptation of Bob’s instructions.

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