On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 09:36:42AM +0200, Petr Vobornik wrote:
> On 08/14/2013 08:00 AM, Andrew Lau wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I've got my FreeIPA setup in an internal infrastructure, but I want to be
> >able to have users access the web UI externally. I tweaked the
> >ipa-rewrite.conf so it won't redirect me to the FQDN and then tried both a
> >nginx reverse proxy and port forwarding, both works if the client manually
> >sets the host name of the IPA server eg. ipa01.internaldomain.local in
> >their /etc/hosts file. However if the client tries to to use eg.
> >ipa.externaldomain.com with the same port forwarding or nginx proxy config,
> >it'll silently error. The docs briefly touches on this - but doesn't really
> >give much to go on.
> 
> FreeIPA RPC API, which Web UI uses, requires http referer header to
> start with 'https://<ipa.server.hostname>/ipa'. Given that you are
> using proxy, I assume that the referer is different and might be a
> cause of the issue.

Moving to freeipa-devel -- how hard would it be to add support for
aliases -- alternate hostnames that the API would also understand as
valid?

Alternatively, how essential is this requirement for the referer
header -- couldn't it be dropped, maybe via some config option?

-- 
Jan Pazdziora | adelton at #ipa*, #brno
Principal Software Engineer, Identity Management Engineering, Red Hat

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