troubleshooting Question

Implementing SSL with redirects

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James McKeandFlag for United States of America asked on
LinuxSSL / HTTPS* NginxApache Web Server
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I am hosting a couple of web sites on couple Linux boxes and OWA on a Windows box in my office. Currently http is forwarded to Host_W and https is forwarded to Host_M.  Host_W serves pages for,, and while it forwards requests for and to Host_L. The current structure looks like this:
Current Config
What I want to do is forward both http and https to Host_W while serving the same three sites and forward https requests for to Host_M and requests for to Host_L. The structure would look something like:

Disired Config
 I have attached sanitized copies of what I think are the relevant config files.
The port forward is not a problem, simple change on the firewall. Installing Let's Encrypt certificate on both Nginx and Apache2 are heavily documented and a Godaddy certificate for is already installed on Host-M.

What I don't have a handle on is the changes needed on the Apache2 on Host_W. I think it would be just to add something to the like (and something similar to

<VirtualHost *:443>

        SSLEngine On
        SSLProxyEngine On
        ProxyRequests Off
        SSLProxyCheckPeerCN off
        SSLProxyCheckPeerName off
        SSLProxyCheckPeerExpire off
        SSLInsecureRenegotiation on
        SSLProxyVerify none
        SSLVerifyClient none
        ProxyPass /
        ProxyPassReverse /

        <Location "/">
                Require all granted

I found the above at Server Fault and removed the SSLCertificateFile and SSLCertificateKeyFile directives as the certificate for is not installed on Host-W.

Do I need to install the certificate from Host-M for on Host-W? If so would I add the SSLCertificateFile and SSLCertificateKeyFile directives?
James McKeand
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