On our Ubuntu webserver we have a Apache2 HTTP server in conjunction with an JSF application running on an Tomcat8 application server using AJP 1.3 connector and HTTPS/SSL. I want my app which runs on localhost:8009/myApp/ to be accessible from https://subdomain.domain.com (subdomain and domain are palceholders of course). In other words, I want different context paths (/ on apache2, /myApp on tomcat)

Now I'm facing the problem that - althougth the welcome-page is accessible - all resources/images/links are broken as they still contain the context path /myApp. I've tried to set up corresponding ProxPass/ReverseProxyPass settings without success.

<VirtualHost _default_:443>
        ServerAdmin admin@domain.com
        DocumentRoot /srv/www/subdomain.domain.com
        ServerName subdomain.domain.com

        RewriteEngine On
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^subdomain\.domain\.com$ [NC]
        RewriteRule .? https://subdomain.domain.com%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

        <Location />
                ProxyPass ajp://localhost:8009/myApp/ connectiontimeout=5 timeout=300
                ProxyPassReverse https://localhost:8080/myApp/
                ProxyPassReverse https://subdomain.domain.com/myApp/
                ProxyPassReverse ajp://localhost:8009/myApp/
                ProxyPassReverseCookiePath /myApp/ /

                #Order deny,allow
                Allow from all


PS: As a workaround, myApp currently runs on the root-context "/" on tomcat, but I want to change that to accomondate multiple web apps.

In tomcat's conf/server.xml I have the following connector configured:

<!-- Define an AJP 1.3 Connector on port 8009 -->
<Connector port="8009" protocol="AJP/1.3" redirectPort="8443"
           proxyName="subdomain.domain.com" proxyPort="443" secure="true" />
  • can u tell us what is images source link displayed in browser (while it is broken) ?
    – Froggiz
    Nov 4, 2015 at 12:24
  • @Froggiz an images referrs to e.g. <img src="/myApp/resources/images/logo.png" height="40"> Nov 4, 2015 at 12:29
  • so why not try to proxy localhost:8080 instead of localhost:8080/MyApp ? or rewrite /MyApp/ to / ?
    – Froggiz
    Nov 4, 2015 at 12:31
  • because my app is not running on localhost:8080 (or maybe I don't understand your comment). Nov 4, 2015 at 12:31
  • to test if your images (and other extar content) works using subdomain.domain.com/MyApp
    – Froggiz
    Nov 4, 2015 at 12:43

1 Answer 1


you could try to add this rewrite condition:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/myApp/ [NC]
RewriteRule ^/myApp(.*) https://subdomain.domain.com$1 [R=301,L]

like that your extra stuff should have correct link :

https://localhost:8080/myApp/ intead of https://localhost:8080/myApp/myApp/

  • images are shown correctly, but other issues seem to arise (redirection etc) now... Nov 4, 2015 at 12:58
  • can you please add more infos, i am not sure to understand
    – Froggiz
    Nov 4, 2015 at 13:03

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