I'm running an application on Tomcat7 with Apache Portable Runtime, I bought an SSL certificate and configured it correctly - when I try to connect through the ip:port combination, it connects fine but warns me the certificate is issued to the domain name, not the IP.
The VPS I'm on doesn't have SELinux (and there's an issue installing), which is AFAIK required to have SSL be configured in apache, so I want to just route the requests to Tomcat, which does it on its end.
I configured apache to proxy the connections, first with port 80 that works perfectly:
NameVirtualHost www.mysite.com:80 <VirtualHost www.mysite.com:80> ProxyPreserveHost On ProxyRequests Off ServerName http://www.mysite.com ServerAlias http://www.mysite.com ProxyPass / http://localhost:8180/MYSITE/ ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8180/MYSITE/ ProxyPassReverseCookiePath /MYSITE/ / </VirtualHost>
And then with the SSL port that doesn't want to work for some reason:
NameVirtualHost www.mysite.com:443 <VirtualHost www.mysite.com:443> SSLProxyEngine On ProxyPreserveHost On ProxyRequests Off ServerName https://www.mysite.com ServerAlias https://www.mysite.com ProxyPass / https://localhost:8443/MYSITE/ ProxyPassReverse / https://localhost:8443/MYSITE/ ProxyPassReverseCookiePath /MYSITE/ / CacheDisable * </VirtualHost>
EDIT: I added the
RequestHeader set Front-End-Https "On"
directive to the VirtualHost www.mysite.com:443, as per: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/apache/users/396577
Here is the Tomcat APR Connector as configured in Tomcat's server.xml -
<Connector port="8443" maxHttpHeaderSize="16500" maxThreads="150" enableLookups="false" disableUploadTimeout="true" acceptCount="100" scheme="https" secure="true" SSLEnabled="true" SSLCertificateFile="x509-cert-path" SSLCertificateKeyFile="key-file-path" />
There were no errors/warnings enabling the virtual hosts and restarting apache. When I try to https, this is what I see in FFox:
SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. (Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)
And in Chromium:
Error 107 (net::ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR): SSL protocol error.
Apache's error.log shows this warning message:
[warn] [client 126.96.36.199] proxy: no HTTP 0.9 request (with no host line) on incoming request and preserve host set forcing hostname to be www.mysite.com for uri /
I've spent days trying to configure it, and would be very grateful if someone explained what's going on and how to fix it.
Many thanks. Victor.