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Bundled elasticsearch and nginx reverse proxy

Diego Peruselli
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July 24, 2017

Hi everyone, I've searched the forum and google for hours but it seems I can't find an answer to my problem...

I've set up bitbucket server on my machine and tested it: everything ok.

The I've configured nginx to reverse proxy all the call to /bitbucket to the port :7990. Bitbucket it's working, I've followed the guide here on atlassian and changed the configuration BUT I have a yellow alert and an error on elasticsearch.

Before the proxy setup the test button was working, now it give me this message:

Something went wrong while trying to serve your request. Try reloading the page.

Looking in the log I get this when I press the button:

2017-07-24 15:43:23,747 WARN [http-nio-7990-exec-8] diego @1W6SZCDx943x23x0 htgxj6 "POST /rest/search-admin/latest/test-connection HTTP/1.0" c.a.p.r.c.s.j.XsrfResourceFilter Additional XSRF checks failed for request: http://localhost:7990/bitbucket/rest/search-admin/latest/test-connection , origin: null , referrer: http://MYSERVER/bitbucket/mvc/admin/server-settings , credentials in request: true , allowed via CORS: false

 I tried to set CORS in the in the elasticsearch.yml to no avail using this:

http.cors.enabled: true
http.cors.allow-origin: "/.*/"

 I always get the same error message.

What can I do?

The server is a fresh Debian 9 with nginx and postgres. Confluence and Jira are also installed but not behind the reverse proxy (for now).


Thank you in advance

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David Schmidt November 2, 2023

Hi there, some years passed, but I am having the exact same error in a dockerized BB server, version 8.9.6

Opensearch is being used, it works when accessing BB without the proxy, but not when going through Nginx.

Any hint?

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Mike Ellertson July 31, 2019

I am experiencing what seems like the exact same issue.  Here's what I'm seeing.


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Craig Castle-Mead
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February 19, 2018

Hey Diego,

If you go to your Troubleshooting and Support tools page ( then Elasticsearch, what information is displayed?

You also mention a "yellow alert" on Elasticsearch - is that referring to the Elasticsearch cluster health itself ( or a Bitbucket health check against Elasticsearch such as on the /admin/server-settings page ?


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