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Tomcat config is incorrect behind Apache


I configured Confluence to run behind Apache 2.4 SSL, following the corresponding guides I found in the Atlassian documentation, everything seems to work fine, except I find this error anytime I log in to the interface:

Tomcat config is incorrect

The Tomcat server.xml has an incorrect configuration:

scheme should be 'https'
proxyName should be 'subdomain.domain.corp'
proxyPort should be '443'


Also, my server still responds on port 8090.


This is the relevant config in server.xml, other connector sections are commented as recommended in the very same file. As you can see, the fields values displayed 


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


and this is my config in httpd.conf


<VirtualHost *:443>
ServerName subdomain.domain.corp
ProxyRequests Off

<Proxy *>
Require all granted

ProxyVia Off
SSLProxyEngine On
ProxyRequests Off
ProxyPreserveHost On
RemoteIPHeader X-Forwarded-For

ProxyPass / http://domain.corp:8090/
ProxyPassReverse / http://domain.corp:8090/

SSLEngine On
SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/certs/hostname.pem
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/certs/private.key


Any help is really appreciated, i wouldn't like to disable the Base URL plugin as suggested here, before making sure nothing is badly configured.

Also, why the server is still answering in port 8090? shall I block this port in Iptables?



2 answers

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My usual mistake is doing all the right things in the server.xml, but forgetting to uncomment the connector I have modified, so it carries on using the old one.

Your connector looks right to me, so I'm guessing it's not being read by Tomcat, rather than it being wrong!

Thanks! Actually I don't think it doesn't read it, I reverted all changes and stopped Apache and now it is working OK again ... seems a configuration issue but I ignore what can be wrong.

oops! I still suffer from the same error:

Tomcat config is incorrect

The Tomcat server.xml has an incorrect configuration:

scheme should be 'https'
proxyName should be ''
proxyPort should be '443'

As before, you'll need to correct the settings in the server.xml file.

Managed to fix after using a different service port for JAVA in server.xml. 

  1. Modify port="8090" to port="8092" in server.xml
  2. Modify the port to 8092 in Apache conf for both ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse
  3. Restart Confluence
  4. Restart Aapche

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