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How can I setup apache forward host.company.com -> server.company.com/host

Where server.company.com is the Apache server.

We have other services running like

service1. company.com -> server.company.com/service1
service2. company.com -> server.company.com/service2
service3. company.com -> server.company.com/service3

(these services run on the same server as the apache)

Which works fine.

As mentioned in the beginning, I want to setup apache forwarding so that if I try to access host.company.com/customerX then it should be forwarded to server.company.com/host/customerX, where X = 1,2,3...

Where this customerX runs on other server.

My experience in setting this is limited and could someone guide me how to set this up

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I don't know what you mean by "forwarding", but the traditional method is to use a proxy to a jboss backend.

Read this to get you started: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_proxy_ajp.html

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I don't know much about Jboss, so I am uncertain if you can simply connect to AJP there. However in case you can't you can try and achieve that using mod_proxy. Should go like this

<IfModule mod_proxy.c>
   ProxyPass /host http://host.company.com/
   ProxyPassReverse /host http://host.company.com/
</IfModule>

Keep track of the obligatory security measurements coming along with mod_proxy. You can place this snippet in a VirtualHost context for server.company.com

If you can verify that you got AJP running on jboss (normally port 8009), you can use the same snippet replacing http:// with ajp:// adding :8009 to the URL.

<IfModule mod_proxy_ajp.c>
   ProxyPass /host ajp://host.company.com:8009/
   ProxyPassReverse /host ajp://host.company.com:8009/
</IfModule>
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