Setting up 8443 to 443

How can I change 8443 to redirect to 443.? I have followed the documentation and its still not working.

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Hey Tameika,

On the server.xml, try the following parameters:

<Server port="8000" shutdown="SHUTDOWN" debug="0">
    <Service name="Tomcat-Standalone">
        <Connector port="8090" connectionTimeout="20000" redirectPort="443"
                maxThreads="200" minSpareThreads="10"
                enableLookups="false" acceptCount="10" debug="0" URIEncoding="UTF-8" />
        <Engine name="Standalone" defaultHost="localhost" debug="0">
            <Host name="localhost" debug="0" appBase="webapps" unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="false">
                <Context path="" docBase="../confluence" debug="0" reloadable="false" useHttpOnly="true">
                    <!-- Logger is deprecated in Tomcat 5.5. Logging configuration for Confluence is specified in confluence/WEB-INF/classes/ -->
                    <Manager pathname="" />
            To run Confluence via HTTPS:
             * Uncomment the Connector below
             * Execute:
                 %JAVA_HOME%\bin\keytool -genkey -alias tomcat -keyalg RSA (Windows)
                 $JAVA_HOME/bin/keytool -genkey -alias tomcat -keyalg RSA  (Unix)
               with a password value of "changeit" for both the certificate and the keystore itself.
             * Restart and visit https://localhost:8443/
             For more info, see

        <Connector port="443" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"
                   maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="25" maxSpareThreads="75"
                   enableLookups="false" disableUploadTimeout="true"
                   acceptCount="100" scheme="https" secure="true"
                   clientAuth="false" sslProtocol="TLS" SSLEnabled="true"
                   URIEncoding="UTF-8" keystorePass="changeit"


The SSL will be set in Tomcat with this configuration, and not in Apache so you don't have to edit anything in mod_proxy or mod_ssl.


So if I want to set this in Apache I know I would have to set the certfile in the ssl.conf file. But then I would also have to do the following correct: <VirtualHost *:443> ServerName confluence ProxyRequests Off <Proxy *> Order deny,allow Allow from all </Proxy> #SSLEngine on #SSLProxyEngine On ProxyPreserveHost On ProxyPass "/" "https://confluence:8443/"; ProxyPassReverse "/" "https://confluence:8443"; DocumentRoot /var/www <Directory /var/www> Options -Indexes Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> </VirtualHost>

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What documentation, and how are you doing this?  There are a number of ways to do it - proxies, Tomcat settings and firewall rules are the most common, but which one are you using?

I am following this as documentation

SSLEngine On errors out on Centos 7.2

mod_ssl is installed and mod_proxy

So that could be a problem because maybe SSLEngine needs be on


I have another one that I am looking at but I have the weblink at work


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