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SSL termination using Hardware Load Balancer

We are trying to implement SSL at the Hardware LoadBalancer layer and terminate the SSL there. Architecture includes Apache Reverse Proxy and Portal server running EP7 SP18. In this scenario we want encruption between the client browser and the Load Balancer (BigIP F5). The Load blancer will then decrypt the request and send it to the Apache reverse proxy on port 80. Apache Reverse proxy will send request to Portal J2EE engine on the http port.

this scenario seems to work in most cases but we are having issues with the standard portal login page. The login page is sent to the browser on https but when entering credentials and selecting the login button a request gets generated on port 80, not 443 (https) and is not serviced by the load balancer. 99% of the requests that get generated from the client borwser stay on port 443 as expected but for some reason this particular request switches to port 80.

How can we keep all requests generated on port 443 (https)?

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