Setting up Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) access provides secure access between the client and our OpenStack Object Storage environment in exactly the same way SSL provides secure access to any other web service. To do this, we configure our proxy server with SSL certificates.
In production, you wouldn't set up SSL directly on the proxy server. You would use a hardware Load Balancer or another appropriate device to do the SSL offloading. Setting up SSL as described in the following recipe is for testing and development purposes only.
Ensure that you are logged in to the
swift-proxy node and have the packages installed and configured for running Swift. If you created this node with
vagrant, you can execute the following command:
vagrant ssh swift-proxy