How is SSL traffic normally handled?
Secure traffic comes in to your site over an encrypted SSL connection, and it must be decrypted by the webserver which holds the SSL certificate. The Cloud Load Balancer passes all traffic directly to the Cloud Server with the corresponding SSL certificate, placing the burden of the decryption on that server alone. This is because each device (Cloudserver or Cloud Load Balancer) handling traffic through an SSL connection requires either its own SSL certificate or a Licensed Certificate Option.
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