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Apache ProxyPass to the rescue for firewalled ports

September 24, 2014 1 comment

When trying to make a web-utility I look after with its own TomCat server available to the public web from a server with only http and https ports accessible through our firewall I stumbled on Apache’s ability to proxy pages internally. This lets me give public access to a web server running on a port that is not open to the public by getting Apache to pass the content back through the publicly available port 443.

This is how it works:

ProxyPass /foo
ProxyPassReverse /foo

Will mean going to will show that URL but actually show content from

Or in my case:

ProxyPass /
ProxyPassReverse /

Will mean going to actually shows content from the web server on the same server running on port 1443. Very handy!

Categories: apache, Open Source, Web