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The Proxy Approach

Qloud works as a proxy between your backend and the Qloud domain. The proxy is responsible for SSL/TLS termination, checks the JSON Web Token (JWT) and if the JWT is valid, forwards the request to your configured backend.

Qloud uses multiple proxy servers to ensure high availability and enough bandwidth for all users, thus we cannot guarantee that all requests will be forwarded from the same IP address.

Qloud Proxy Architecture

If the user needs to be authenticated, the proxy redirects the user to the login page. If open authentication (see Authentication Mode) is configured, the backend needs to forward the user to the login page itself.

URLs starting with /.q/

Qloud reserves all URLs starting with /.q/ on your domain for internal use. For example, the login page is located at /.q/login.