Proxy traffic to service via HTTPS

Hey there,

first of all Traefik proxy is working great for me to terminate SSL traffic and forward to internal services.
Now in order to follow a zero trust policy I would like to encrypt the traffic between Traefik Proxy and the services it forwards to.

I am in control over the Root CA and can easily secure all the services. Unfortunately I have only encountered Internal Server Errors so far when I simply set the target URL to https://URL instead of http://URL.

Is there a crucial piece of configuration that I am missing in order to get this working?

You can globally ignore the TLS checks:

# static config, for all internal connections
  insecureSkipVerify: true

or add the required certificates:

# static config, for all internal connections
    - foo.crt
    - bar.crt

Or you can do it per service: define a serverstransport in a dynamic config, use insecureskipverify or rootcas.
In this case you need to load the dynamic config from a file via provider.file, then don't forget to assign it to your service:

        serversTransport: mytransport
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It worked like a charm and any errors I was still encountering were quickly fixed with log.level = DEBUG :slight_smile:

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