I have a program that serves pages via http (without SSL) on windows. I want to make that secure if it's possible.

I tried to write my own middle-ware but I failed. It worked but it can't handle web-sockets. Here is my code if anyone wants something simpler: link

If anyone can recommend a program that runs on Windows and can act as a proxy server, serves pages via SSL and supports POST requests and Web-Sockets.

Thanks. I’m looking forward to your reply.

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I found a solution to my proplem: I use nginx as a proxy server.

Here is my conf file:

worker_processes  2;

events {
    worker_connections  1024;

http {
    sendfile on;

    #https proxy server
    server {
        listen               443 ssl;
        server_name          localhost;
        ssl_certificate      ../ssl/cert.crt;
        ssl_certificate_key  ../ssl/private.key;

        location / {
            proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;

        location /ws/ {
            proxy_http_version 1.1;
            proxy_set_header   X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
            proxy_set_header   Upgrade $http_upgrade;
            proxy_set_header   Connection "Upgrade";

  • Check out nginx Proxy Manager, it's nginx packaged with a nice UI to help manage it. (no more manual restarts of nginx :))
    – Lockszmith
    Sep 6, 2021 at 20:16

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