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From Tim Watts <>
Subject Re: tomcat 6 j_security_check, Apache ProxyPass and the Origin: header
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:01:50 GMT
On 18/01/13 11:45, Mark Thomas wrote:
> On 18/01/2013 11:07, Tim Watts wrote:
>> Anyone?

Hi Mark,

> Tomcat doesn't give two hoots about the origin header.

Curious - I wonder how me editing it helped? Unless it caused some 
knockon somewhere.

> It does care
> about the Host header.

That would make more sense...

> It is hard to tell exactly what is going wrong from your post but you
> may need one or more of the following:

Hmm - that would be worth a shot - I went down this road when trying to 
stop Wordpress whining about being on the end of a proxy. Didn;t work 
there, but it might here.

> Set this to on
> Set proxyName="A" anf proxyPort="80" on the connector in server.xml

"A" being the host that is proxying to the tomcat server. Cool - that is 
the sort of thing I was looking for - though I expected to find it in 
the web.xml so maybe I was looking for the wrong thing...

> HTH,
> Mark

Thank you for your suggestions - I will try them shortly in conjunction 
with Andre's. Lucky - I seemed to have bumped my mail just at the time 
all the experts are around :->>>

Cheers :)


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