Dealing transparent SSL (MAN-IN-THE-MIDDLE) mode with chrome

When activating Proxy in transparent mode and enable the SSL, you will see that some websites could not be correctly displayed.
Especially when using Chrome Browser

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By default, if there is no rule in “Network rules” section, both HTTP and SSL are enabled by default in transparent mode.
But if there is a  rule in this section, then you have to define yourself the transparent method. ans default settings will be not applied.

  • Click on the “Network rules” tab
  • On the table click on  new Network
  • On destination port, type 443 for the SSL port.
  • Enable the Transparent checkbox.
  • Enable the use the SSL Encryption.
  • Do the same for the HTTP ( port 80 )

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  • This rule will force all external connections to 443 port to be forwarded to the SSL proxy.

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  • Click on Apply button in order to make rules in production mode.
  • Now, on your computer, define the default gateway as Artica proxy and run your Chrome browser.
  • You will see that Chrome is not agree to using MAN-IN-THE middle for google Webistes.

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  • Return to the rules on Artica.
  • Create a new rule
  • Under destination, just set “google
  • Set 443 under destination port
  • Uncheck the Transparent checkbox.
  • Check the Use the SSL encryption checkbox.

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  • This rule will force Artica to bypass the SSL proxy for some google websites that enforce the certificate verification.

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  • Click on Apply to build your rules.
  • You will see Chrome happy ! and others websites still hooked by the SSL proxy in transparent mode.


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