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How to configure Hipchat behind an Apache reverse proxy


We have a Windows server on which we are going to install Apache as a reverse proxy, which will sit in front of and serve Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and HipChat Data Center (small scale set up).

I found this regarding using Apache as a reverse proxy for HipChat, which details how to use Apache on a Linux box as a reverse proxy for HipChat:

My question is: Will I be able to use Apache on Windows as a reverse proxy for HipChat? Surely I will? Should I just copy over the virtual host block from that article?

And I'll be able to use just the same Apache reverse proxy for all the applications i.e. I can have just the single instance of Apache on our Windows server, serving all the applications (Jira, Confluence, HipChat etc)?

Just wanted to check these things, any help appreciated!


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AhmadDanial Atlassian Team Jun 24, 2018

Hi, Jonathan.

You should be able to utilize Apache on Windows as a reverse proxy since the article only serves as a guideline to set up one as mentioned:

This article provides an example configuration to help you set up your Hipchat Data Center deployment, however third-party software might require extra configuration work to function in your environment. Atlassian provides best-effort to assist you with your deployment, but does not directly support these components.

Looking at the sample configuration in How to configure a basic Apache reverse proxy for Hipchat Data Center, there are certain lines in the block that is specific to Linux path. For example:

  • CustomLog /var/log/apache2/hipchat.log combined
  • SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/ca.crt
  • SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/ca.key

So, you just need to change it to fit Windows path configuration and it should work.

Yes, it is possible for you to use a single instance of Apache in your server to cater for all applications. 

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