This file is used to configure aspects of TLS connection handling for both inbound and outbound connections. The configuration is driven by the SNI values provided by the inbound connection. The file consists of a set of configuration items, each identified by an SNI value (fqdn). When an inbound TLS connection is made, the SNI value from the TLS negotiation is matched against the items specified by this file and if there is a match, the values specified in that item override the defaults. This is done during the inbound connection processing and be some outbound properties can be overridden again later, such as via remap.config or plugins.

By default this is named ssl_server_name.config. The file can be changed by settting proxy.config.ssl.servername.filename. This file is loaded on start up and by traffic_ctl config reload if the file has been modified since process start.

The configuration file is Lua based. After parsing and executing the Lua code, the global Lua variable server_config is examined. Its value should be a list of tables. Each table is a set of key / value pairs that create a configuration item. This configuration file accepts wildcard entries. To apply an SNI based setting on all the servernames with a common upper level domain name, the user needs to enter the fqdn in the configuration with a *. followed by the common domain name. (* for e.g.,).

Key Meaning
fqdn Fully Qualified Domain Name. This item is used if the SNI value matches this.

One of the values NONE, MODERATE, or STRICT.

By default this is proxy.config.ssl.client.verify.server.


One of the values NONE, MODERATE, or STRICT.

By default this is proxy.config.ssl.client.certification_level.


The client certificate to use for the outbound connection.

If this is relative it is relative to the path in proxy.config.ssl.server.cert.path. If not set proxy.config.ssl.client.cert.filename is used.


true or false.

If false then HTTP/2 is removed from the valid next protocol list. It is not an error to set this to false for proxy ports on which HTTP/2 is not enabled.

tunnel_route Destination as an FQDN and port, separated by a colon :.

Client verification, via verify_client, correponds to setting proxy.config.ssl.client.certification_level for this connection as noted below.

Do not request a client certificate, ignore it if one is provided.
Request a client certificate and do verification if one is provided. The connection is denied if the verification of the client provided certificate fails.
Request a client certificate and require one to be provided and verified. If the verification fails the failure is logged to diags.log and the connection is denied.

Upstream (server) verification, via verify_origin_server, is similar to client verification except there is always an upstream certificate. This is equivalent to setting proxy.config.ssl.client.verify.server for this connection.

NONE - 0
Do not verify the upstream server certificate.
Do verification of the upstream certificate but do not enforce. If the verification fails the failure is logged in diags.log but the connection is allowed.
Do verification of the upstream certificate. If verification fails, the failure is logged in diags.log and the connection is denied.

If tunnel_route is specified, none of the certificate verification will be done because the TLS negotiation will be tunneled to the upstream target, making those values irrelevant for that configuration item. This option is explained in more detail in SNI Routing.


Disable HTTP/2 for

server_config = {{ fqdn="", disable_h2=true }}

Require client certificate verification for and any server name ending with Therefore, client request for a server name ending with (for e.g.,, etc.) will cause Traffic Server require and verify the client certificate. By contrast, Traffic Server will allow a client certficate to be provided for and if it is, Traffic Server will require the certificate to be valid.

server_config = {
   { fqdn="", verify_client=MODERATE },
   { fqdn="*", verify_client=STRICT }

Disable outbound server certificate verification for and require a valid client certificate.

server_config = {

See Also

SNI Routing