Confluence reverse proxy configuration



want to access Confluence over a reverse proxy. I already configured a reverse proxy for Jira. 

Jira works fine with the configuration, but I'm not able to configure the proxy for Confluence.

Jira Configuration:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ProxyRequests Off
<Proxy *>
Require all granted

ProxyPass / http://localhost:9909/
ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:9909/
<Location />
Require all granted


Confluence Configuration (from documentation):

<VirtualHost *:80>
ErrorLog "logs/"
CustomLog "logs/" combined

ProxyRequests Off

<Proxy *>
Require all granted

ProxyPass /synchrony http://localhost:8061/synchrony

<Location /synchrony>
Require all granted
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP:UPGRADE} ^WebSocket$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:CONNECTION} Upgrade$ [NC]
RewriteRule .* ws://localhost:8061%{REQUEST_URI} [P]

ProxyPass / http://localhost:8060/
ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8060/

<Location />
Require all granted



All necessary apache modules (mod_proxy_http, mod_proxy, mod_proxy_ajp, mod_proxy_connect, mod_proxy_wstunnel, mod_rewrite ) are enabled.


The only message I get in the browser is:


You don't have permission to access / on this server.


Any hints where to look, what to change? Even in the log file I can't see anything.

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Nov 27, 2017

Stephan, your Apache configuration as posted looks good per Proxying Atlassian server applications with Apache HTTP Server (mod_proxy_http)

Please let us know more:

  • Do you have a context path defined in <confluence_install>/conf/server.xml?
  • What version of Apache are you running?
  • Do you have an .htaccess file?
  • Are you using one proxy for both JIRA and Confluence?
  • Please post the entire httpd.conf file (redacting anything private, of course)

I look forward to learning more about the issue and finding the resolution.

Hi Ann,

- I have no context path defined in server.xml. 

- Apache version: 2.4.17

- No .htaccess file

- The same Apache server as proxy used with Jira


I just tried to use the same configuration as for my Jira, but it doesn't worked (Only URL and port changed).

httpd.conf is most standard. Only changed loaded modules. 

You can find it here:

Just upgraded my Apache installation to 2.4.29.

All reverse proxies are working, except Confluence.


just fixed it. I'm using an IPv6 tunnel where I also have to do some configuration stuff.

Ann Worley Atlassian Team Nov 28, 2017

Thanks for letting us know. Any relevant details will be very welcome to the next person who struggles with this issue. If you have time, please follow up with any tips.

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