Is it possible to encrypt all traffic between the last relay and my hidden service site? (I have tried to use an ssl certificate and configure tor like that: HiddenServicePort 443 but it don't work)

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If you're running a hidden service all connections from a Tor client to it are encrypted end-to-end

  • torproject.org/images/htw2.png (the last link between exit node and hidden service is unencrypted)
    – user1394
    May 19, 2014 at 17:17
  • That's regular Tor. torproject.org/images/THS-6.png
    – user194
    May 19, 2014 at 18:15
  • @yohann2008 tor to regular internet connections are unencrypted from the exit point. but tor to tor connections are encrypted end to end
    – puser
    May 20, 2014 at 9:32
  • This is confusing, because the protocol shown in the address bar is http. Are you saying that .onion addresses used through tor are using a layer on top of http to encrypt requests?
    – B T
    Oct 7, 2014 at 2:21

As already stated you may offer your service as a hidden service in addition to the public one. That way connections using the onion address will always be encrypted.

The Tor website has a manual for configuring a hidden service.

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