The goal is that external users can connect via HTTPS, go through basic auth on Apache and then view a proxies tomcat site.

I have set up a reverse proxy to a tomcat server running on the same machine on a different port with basic auth: (/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhost.conf)

NameVirtualHost *:80
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName  sub.domainx.co.uk
    ErrorLog "/var/log/proxy/domainx_prox_error_log"
    CustomLog "/var/log/proxy/domainx_prox_access_log" common
    ProxyRequests Off
    <Proxy *>
        Order deny,allow
        Deny from all
        Allow from all
    <Location />
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "Proxy Auth"
        AuthUserFile /var/www/syzygy-auth/CONFLUENCE/.htpasswd
        Require user ukuser
        Satisfy any
        Deny from all
        Allow from
   ProxyPass / http://sub.domainx.co.uk:8090/
   ProxyPassReverse / http://sub.domainx.co.uk:8090/

The above works fine.

I then went about setting up mod_ssl on apache.

yum -y install mod_ssl

I then uploaded my wildcard ssl and made the dollowing changes to /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf

DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"
ServerName www.server.world:443
SSLCertificateFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/server.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/server.key

These changes appear to have had the desired effect.

I can not view index.html via HTTPS and HTTP proxies the tomcat server.

When I add an identical vhost but with the port changed to 443 no changes take affect.

When I added SSLProxyEngine On apache would not start.

I got the following in the proxy error logs:

Fatal error initialising mod_ssl, exiting. See /var/log/proxy/domainx_prox_error_log for more information

Server should be SSL-aware but has no certificate configured
  • Did you install mod_proxy? That's probably why you are getting this error. Also you need to configure on the tomcat end to accept the proxy. – user323353 Nov 20 '15 at 13:24
  • Can you tell us what /var/log/proxy/domainx_prox_error_log says ? – Froggiz Nov 20 '15 at 15:47

It turned out there was already a vhost in ssl.conf that was overiding my settings. School boy error.

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