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Apache Redirect to Port 8080 - error

Hello! Please, I need your help.

In my droplet Ubuntu with Apache and Tomcat, I config 000-default.conf to redirect my domain.com from port 80 to tomcat 8080 as below:

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ProxyPreserveHost On
        ProxyPass / http://localhost:8080/
        ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8080/
</VirtualHost>

Works fine and the browser show me tomcat’s default page. But… I would like redirect to my JSF project (tomcat -> webapps). So I tried:

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ProxyPreserveHost On
        ProxyPass / http://localhost:8080/MyProject/
        ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8080/MyProject/
</VirtualHost>

or

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ProxyPreserveHost On
        ProxyPass /MyProject http://localhost:8080/MyProject/
        ProxyPassReverse /MyProject http://localhost:8080/MyProject/
</VirtualHost>

So, the browser load my login project page, but does not load the CSS, images or JSF componets. Just a simple white page, with fields to input my user, password and a button.

When I click in the button to login, the response is a error.

Note: if I complete the browser URL mydomain.com/MyProject works. But if I change the config to ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8080/MyProject

the page not works. What I wrote above happens.

Tks for your assistance.


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Hi @fsadvisors,

In my experience what you are trying to achieve should be done in Tomcat rather than in Apache

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ProxyPreserveHost On
        ProxyPass / http://localhost:8080/
        ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8080/
</VirtualHost>

This is how it should look like and then in your TomCat config, you’ll need to redirect it to use the /MyProject UR rather than using Apache for it.