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From "Pid *" <...@pidster.com>
Subject Re: Cannot connect to tomcat through apache (proxy)
Date Sun, 15 Apr 2012 00:07:12 GMT
On 14 Apr 2012, at 22:50, Gautam <advanig@gmail.com> wrote:

> We have a set up where we use apache web server to respond to secure (https)
> web pages/services on server 1. For one particular service, we need to forward
> the request to another server 2 on which we have tomcat running.
> We have done this in order to maintain the URL scheme.  Also we want to resolve
> the ssl on server 1 since all other services get resolved there and we don't want
> to deal with ssl on the
> tomcat server for that one service.  So for that one service we want to setup
> apache as a proxy to tomact server.
>
> We took guidance from this blog in setting up our servers:
> http://pwu-
> developer.blogspot.in/2011/04/securing-tomcat-with-apache-web-server.html

It's not entirely accurate. Not sure why the author would refer to 5.5, either.


> Here is our set up:
>
> On server 1 with Apache:
>
> The following directives have been enabled in the httpd.conf file.
>
> LoadModule proxy_module modules/mod_proxy.so
> LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/mod_proxy_http.so
> LoadModule proxy_connect_module modules/mod_proxy_connect.so

Why add proxy_connect?

> Further, the following two lines added in httpd conf file
>
> ProxyRequests Off
> ProxyPreserveHost on
>
> Next, have the following lines in ssl.conf
>
> Listen 443
> <VirtualHost _default_:443>
> SSLEngine on
> SSLProxyEngine on
> SSLCertificateFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/your_company_certificate.pem
> SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/your_company_private_key.pem
> ServerName my_company_domain_name
> ProxyPass /app http://tomcat_server_ip:8443/app
> ProxyPassReverse /app http://tomcat_server_ip:8443/app
> </VirtualHost>
>
> Now in tomcat on server 2, we specified the following inside server.xml:
>
> <Connector port="8080" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192" maxThreads="150"
> minSpareThreads="25"
> maxSpareThreads="75" enableLookups="true" redirectPort="443" acceptCount="100"
> connectionTimeout="20000" disableUploadTimeout="true"/>
>
> <Connector port="8443" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192" maxThreads="150"
> minSpareThreads="25"
> maxSpareThreads="75" enableLookups="true" acceptCount="100"
> connectionTimeout="20000"
> disableUploadTimeout="true"
>        scheme="https"
>        secure="false"
>        SSLEnabled="true"
>        proxyPort="443"
>        proxyName="my_company_domain_name"
>     />

You want SSLEnabled="false", I think.
http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/config/http.html


p

> All the pages/services on server 1 are working fine.  Only one service which is
> supposed to run on server 2 is giving a 503 error.  We think the https handling
> between the two server could be an issue. We repeated the configuration with
> unsecure (port 80 on apache and corresponding 8080 on tomcat) setup but that
> did not work either.  Can someone throw a light on what we need to do on tomcat
> in order for it work seamlessly?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Gautam
>
>
>
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