Using haproxy 1.5 to terminate ssl connections

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SSL termination has the advantage of allowing HTTP headers to be modified by haproxy (eg. X-Forwarded-For). With SSL passthrough, this
is not possible. On the other hand, SSL passthrough is more secure and defers SSL decryption to the backend web servers.

First, generate and SSL key and a self-signed certificate on the load balancer node:

# mkdir /etc/pki/haproxy
# ...

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