Bitbucket behind a remote proxy


I moved my bitbucket server behind a remote proxy. The server is reached with

In the bitbucket daministration I set the Base URL tho the address ""

But If I access bitbucket somthing is wrong: the Address is changing to the internal address of the server ( Also the "BitBucket" button shows as a address the internal address.

With Jira and confluence all works fine.


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Hi Peter,

Upon placing Bitbucket Server behind a proxy, you need to inform the application that is it behind a proxy so that it will address it's traffic accordingly.

If you are running Bitbucket 5.x+ you can accomplish this by adding the following variables to your $Bitbucket_Home/shared/ file. You can find detailed instructions for using Nginx and
 HAProxy. Both of these guides show for ssl but you can simply use the below block instead of the block the documentation provides to maintain your non-ssl configuration.


If you are running a pre-5.0 version of Bitbucket you will need follow these guides for Apache, Nginx and HAProxy. In this case you will need to set the same variables but instead you will set them in the $Bitbucket_Home/shared/server.xml file as shown below.

<Connector port="7990" 
     proxyPort="80" />
<Context path="/bitbucket"
useHttpOnly="true" />

Once you complete the appropriate configuration, you will need to restart Bitbucket and then simply re-set your baseUrl to ensure it takes effect. Administration > Server Settings, Enter your baseUrl of and hit save.

Super working now

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