Reverse Proxy with Nginx

 I'm trying to setup a reverse proxy so that I can access jira through jira.mydomain.com

On the dashboard the gadgets don't load and I see a banner that says.

"I have added those line exactly (leaving $host as is) in the location / { section.

I restarted nginx, I can't restart jira. When I go to the page I see the gadgets are not visable and I have a banner that reads "JIRA's base URL is set to http://jira.mydomain.com but you are accessing JIRA from http://jira.mydomain.com."

 

nginx conf

server {
    server_name jira.mydomain.com;
    #to allow large uploads (eg: for restoring backups)...
    client_max_body_size 100M;
    location / {
        proxy_pass http://localhost:8080;
    }
}

server.xml

<Service name="Catalina">

        <Connector port="8080"

                   maxThreads="150"
                   minSpareThreads="25"
                   connectionTimeout="20000"

                   enableLookups="false"
                   maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"
                   protocol="HTTP/1.1"
                   useBodyEncodingForURI="true"
                   redirectPort="8443"
                   acceptCount="100"
                   disableUploadTimeout="true"
                   
                   scheme="http"
                   proxyHost="jira.mydomain.com"
                   proxyName="jira.mydomain.com"
                   proxyPort="80"
        />

 

JIRA will not start.

sudo service jira start

If I view the dashboard the widgets say "Unable to connect"

In the logs I see "Detected URL hostname, 'localhost', does not match expected hostname 'jira.mydomain.com'

Where does the 'localhost' come from?

2 answers

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Hi Cody, 

Try adding the following headers to your nginx connector config and see if it helps. 

 

        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Host $host;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Server $host;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;

I added it and restarted nginx but no change.

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Hi Cody, 

 

There's some JIRA docs that could help you on this matter. For example, if you take a look at this article you will see that the cause could be related to the Apache server not identifying the current host to be redirected. Also, I could find some related Answers posts that could be kindly related to your situations. Some suggesting to add a ProxyPreserveHost On in the Apache Virtual host and others related to make the proxy reverse value to be "off".

 

These examples came from the following answers:

 

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/25460

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/16218

 

Hope it helps you, sir!

 

Cheers, 

Giu

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