I am failing to reverse-proxy through an external Apache 2.4 server to
a ReviewBoard service (126.96.36.199).
The external server is (let's say) external.example.com. Its Apache
ProxyPass /reviews http://backend.example.com/reviews
ProxyPassReverseCookieDomain backend.example.com external.example.com
RequestHeader unset Accept-Encoding
<%= @httpd_auth_thing %>
where the @httpd_auth_thing turns into a standard Apache Basic
The backend server (also Apache 2.4) includes standard ReviewBoard
WSGIScriptAlias "/reviews" "<%= @reviewboard_home
<Directory "<%= @reviewboard_home -%>/htdocs">
Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks
# #partain: our addition:
AuthName <%= @httpd_auth_name %>
AuthUserFile <%= @httpd_auth_user_file %>
(Puppet fills in the template with obvious things.)
I then make admin and user "accounts" through the admin interface.
If you use a browser to connect *directly* to backend.example.com/reviews/
(just for testing...), all the ReviewBoard stuff works.
If you connect (properly) through external.example.com/reviews/, a
fair few things work, e.g. all the admin functions.
But if you start doing review things (i.e. tickle the "Web API" ?),
things don't go well. One example might be: click to add a comment on
a review -- it will take the comment, but never bring up a
'Publish'/'Discard' button, and the comment will in fact not be there.
A worry I have: the external.example.com Apache requires Basic
authentication. Its username/passwords have nothing to do with
So... I login to ReviewBoard (apparently OK). But, in subsequent
requests, an "Authorization: Basic ...." header (with the
*external.example.com* info) is being passed back to
backend.example.com, and that *may* be confusing things.
For example, I'm logged in as 'admin', looking at a review... I then
click on 'Admin' (to go do admin). It asks me to login again -- why?
because it thinks I'm 'partain' (because it got that from the [bogus]
When I changed the ReviewBoard username/password to match the
external.example.com HTTP username/password (so that the
'Authorization' info would happen to be correct), that did not
appear to help.
Is this analysis even partly right? What should I look at next?
Does *anyone* have a working reverse-proxied ReviewBoard with Apache? Thanks,
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