HTTP X-Forwarded-Proto Header

By: Dusty Arlia
Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014, 11:13 PM
Last Updated on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 3:27 PM
Total Updates: 2

The X-Forwarded-Proto HTTP header is a de facto standard for identifying the originating protocol of an HTTP request, since a reverse proxy (load balancer) may communicate with a web server using HTTP even if the request to the reverse proxy is HTTPS.

Here is an example:

X-Forwarded-Proto: https