Jordan Savant # Software Engineer

Apache Reverse Proxy

I sometimes setup Apache as a proxy to a third party service to act as a gateway (and not for nefarious middleman purposes).

Here is the setup supporting SSL.

Enable Proxy on Apache

$ a2enmod proxy proxy_http


<VirtualHost *:443>
  ServerName  my-proxy.domain

  SSLEngine on
  SSLCertificateFile "/home/foo/ssl/bar.crt"
  SSLCertificateKeyFile "/home/foo/ssl/bar.pem"

  # use host as defined here, dont preserve host from the request
  ProxyPreserveHost off
  SSLProxyEngine on
  ProxyPass / https://the-source.domain:443/
  ProxyPassReverse / https://the-source:443/