Can't check your base URL - reverse proxy

I managed to run Confluence 6.3.1 on Debian 9. Shortly after installation we decided to run Confluence on https with reverse proxy on apache.

I redirected port 80 to 443 and then to confluence default 8090. But I get 'Can't check your base URL'  problem during each logon to Confluence web-app even though I configured all parts according the atlassian doc.

Here is the (important) part of apache site file.

<VirtualHost <my_ip>:443>

ServerName <my_domain>

ProxyPass / http://localhost:8090/

ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8090/


<VirtualHost <my_ip>:80>
ServerName <my_domain>
Redirect Permanent / https://<my_domain>/

Here is the (important) part of tomcat server.xml. 

<Connector port="8090" connectionTimeout="20000" redirectPort="8443"

 Here is the URL base from Confluence admin console.


I believe there's nothing wrong with this configuration. Am I right?

Thx ahead for any contribution.


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The proxyName in the server.xml should be the domain you want to access Confluence on, not localhost (unless you only every want to proxy from the server!)

For example

<Connector port="8090" connectionTimeout="20000" redirectPort="8443"
                maxThreads="48" minSpareThreads="10"
                enableLookups="false" acceptCount="10" debug="0" URIEncoding="UTF-8"
                proxyName="my_domain" proxyPort="443" scheme="https" />

1. It's made on purpose. -> by design => proxyName="localhost"

2. Could it help a module mod_remoteip (x-forwarded)?

No, your proxyName is incorrect, you need to use the right server name.  A module won't help you get around an incorrect setting.

Of course., u were right! Thx.

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