Also known as HTTPS. A secure version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, it is the combination of a normal HTTP interaction over an encrypted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection.
Web Services supports any third-party load balancer that supports sticky sessions. You should configure session affinity (sticky sessions) based on JSESSIONID. Once your load balancer is set up, you can use the following URL for health checks: http://<Web_Services_Host>:<Web_Services_Port>/api/v2/diagnostics/version.
If you are configuring your solution to use Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer, you do not need to set up HTTPS between your load balancer and Web Services.