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Jira http -> https via Apache ??

I have a Windows box running Apache 2.4 http + https

and also Jira running http (port 8080) on the same box.

My understanding is that I should be able to set up something like this:

Jira <-> Apache http <-> Apache https <-> Internet

To that end I have the following in my port 443 <VirtualHost> section:

###########################################################
# START Jira Proxy Configuration: #########################
###########################################################
# This does not seem to break anything, but it also does
# not connect to the Jira server.
# https://missionctrl.info/jira -> gives a 404 error
###########################################################
<Proxy *>
Order deny,allow
Allow from all
</Proxy>

SSLProxyEngine On
ProxyRequests Off
ProxyPreserveHost On
ProxyPass "/jira/" "http://missionctrl.info:8080/"
ProxyPassReverse "/jira/" "http://missionctrl.info:8080/"

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}
###########################################################
# END Jira Proxy Configuration ############################
###########################################################

</VirtualHost>

 

All the appropriate modules are active. But I'm getting a 404 error when I try to go to http://missionctrl.info/jira

Can anyone help me with this?

Here's my software version:

Atlassian Jira Project Management Software (v7.13.1#713001-sha1:5e06076)

1 answer

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Alexis Robert
Community Leader
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Community Leaders are connectors, ambassadors, and mentors. On the online community, they serve as thought leaders, product experts, and moderators.
May 07, 2020

Hi @Vincent Bressler , 

 

I'm more familiar with Apache on Linux, but it should not be that different on Windows.

First thing : I don't think you need to go through Apache in HTTP. The usual architecture is : 

Jira (listens on 8080) <-> Apache (listens on 443) <-> Internet.

I usually point to this guide by Atlassian to configure Apache : https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver/integrating-jira-with-apache-using-ssl-938847754.html#IntegratingJirawithApacheusingSSL-Step2:ConfigureApacheHTTPServer

 

As your URL is formed like "https://mycompany.com/jira" you should also make sure that your Tomcat connector has the Context Path configured : https://confluence.atlassian.com/kb/proxying-atlassian-server-applications-with-apache-http-server-mod_proxy_http-806032611.html#ProxyingAtlassianserverapplicationswithApacheHTTPServer(mod_proxy_http)-2.Setthecontextpath

 

Let me know if this helps, 

 

--Alexis

Thanks for the help Alexis,

 

I now have this:

#</IfModule rewrite_module> - HAD to comment this out or Apache fails to start
###########################################################
# START Jira Proxy Configuration ############################
###########################################################
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}
###########################################################
# END Jira Proxy Configuration ############################
###########################################################
#</IfModule>

 

............................................

 

# =================================================
# SSL/TLS settings
# =================================================
<IfModule ssl_module>

NameVirtualHost *:443

<VirtualHost *:443>

...............

###########################################################
# START Jira Proxy Configuration: #########################
###########################################################
# This does not seem to break anything, but it also does
# not connect to the Jira server.
# https://missionctrl.info/jira/ sort of works
# ... some weird errors seen in Jira
###########################################################
<Proxy *>
Order deny,allow
Allow from all
</Proxy>

SSLProxyEngine On
ProxyRequests Off
ProxyPreserveHost On
ProxyPass "/jira/" "http://missionctrl.info:8080/jira/"
ProxyPassReverse "/jira/" "http://missionctrl.info:8080/jira/"
###########################################################
# END Jira Proxy Configuration ############################
###########################################################

</VirtualHost>

 

http://missionctrl.info:8080/jira/ - does work

https://missionctrl.info/jira/ - sort of works but generates some errors - not really usable

Hi Alexis,

It's working, except I'm still getting some items which appear like this in the browser when I'm using Jira:

http://www.missionctrl.info/jira/secure/projectavatar?pid=10000&avatarId=10501

should be https://

These show up as broken links, and prevent me from doing much of anything.

Thanks for your help,

Vince

 

Some elements missing when https:

 

Untitled.png

The blank fields in Jira are from items which have URLs which look like this:

http://www.missionctrl.info/jira/secure/projectavatar?pid=10000&avatarId=10501

I tried to fix this in Apache by redirecting as follows:


<VirtualHost *:80>
ProxyRequests Off
ProxyPreserveHost On
ProxyPass "http://www.missionctrl.info/jira/" "http://missionctrl.info:8080/jira/"
ProxyPassReverse "http://www.missionctrl.info/jira/" "http://missionctrl.info:8080/jira/"
</VirtualHost>

But this does not fix the problem.

 

And neither does this:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ProxyRequests Off
ProxyPreserveHost On
ProxyPass "/jira/" "http://missionctrl.info:8080/jira/"
ProxyPassReverse "/jira/" "http://missionctrl.info:8080/jira/"
</VirtualHost>
Alexis Robert
Community Leader
Community Leader
Community Leaders are connectors, ambassadors, and mentors. On the online community, they serve as thought leaders, product experts, and moderators.
May 10, 2020

Base URL is as shown. I restarted the Jira service.

Sidebar elements still not showing up. That would be okay, but I also can't add a comment to an issue.

Interestingly... when I start with a URL like this:

http://www.missionctrl.info:8080/jira/

Everything continues to work fine.

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