Can an SSL Certificate Be Installed on the Load Balancer?

Can an SSL certificate be installed on the load balancer?

For Cloud Servers

SSL certificates cannot be installed on load balancers.

To use SSL certificates, you need to install them on the servers assigned to the load balancer. After the installation of the SSL certificates, the encrypted requests are forwarded by the load balancer to the assigned servers via SSL pass-through. The requests are then decrypted on the servers.

Please Note

If you forward SSL-encrypted requests to the server using SSL passthrough, the load balancer cannot capture the source IPs of the requests in the log files.

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