I am running a Docker container through ECS. The container runs an Apache server hosting a simple web application. However, the server requires LDAP authentication to access the page.
I am using a Service configured with an ELB to manage the distribution across ECS. I am running into a problem where the health check is failing for all instances. From local testing I know that the Docker container/server works.
AWS ELB Health Check docs state that a
200 OK response is required to pass the health check (my ping path is
/index.html). However, LDAP authentication failure will return
401 Authorization Required.
How to I get the health check to pass without disabling LDAP?
This question on StackOverflow suggests just switching the health check to a TCP health check, though that doesn't feel right. Happy to do it if it's the correct way to handle this situation.