Running Bamboo behind an IIS proxy

I want to run Bamboo behind an IIS proxy on Windows Server 2008. I have Jira and Stash both running behind this instance of IIS, but Bamboo's structure seems to be completely different so I am struggling to get it set up. I found something online that said to add these entries to the wrapper.conf file:

  • wrapper.java.additional.5=-Dhttp.proxySet=true
  • wrapper.java.additional.6=-Dhttp.proxyHost=<the proxy host>
  • wrapper.java.additional.7=-Dhttp.proxyPort=<the proxy port>

I set the proxyHost entry to the URL that IIS is forwarding from, and the proxyPort to 80. When I access the URL that I set up, I get a 403 Forbidden error. Some examples have additional entries for proxyUser and proxyPassword, but I don't know what user/password this is referring to or how to set them up. Am I on the right track? How do I get this to work?

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Hi, what settings did you put for JIRA and Stash? It should be exactly the same in Bamboo, except as you have already described, those additional JVM arguments, go 1 on each line in the wrapper.conf file.

For Jira and Stash, I added "proxyName=<forwarded URL>" and "proxyPort=80" to the Connector element in the server.xml file, similar to what I added here in the wrapper.conf file.

Do you know what would cause a 403 Forbidden error?

As in you added this in Tomcat and not as a JVM argument. Bamboo uses Jetty - take a look at Jetty's documentation on how to do this compared to Tomcat.

I am looking at the Jetty documentation, and I see sections for "Apache mod_proxy (Reverse Proxy)" and "Apache mod_proxy_ajp and mod_jk for AJP". This seems to be the equivalent of what I want to do, but using Apache. I have to use IIS because of our existing architecture. I have IIS set up to forward requests to the Bamboo URL, but I can't figure out what I need to change on the Jetty side to accept requests from the proxy URL without getting a 403 Forbidden error.

I would use the Apache mod_proxy section. Give that a try but put in the IIS information.

In Bamboo the port is at: webapp/WEB-INF/classes/jetty.xml. Default is 8085

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