Proxy to port 8080 works partially - Apache / Tomcat

Hello! Please:

After config my domain on my Droplet I would like redirect to MyProject. I’m trying redirect the request from port 80 to tomcat 8080. In tomcat 8080 I deployed my JSF project, folder webapps.

So I did (sites-available/000-default-sites.config):

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

And works fine. The browser show me the tomcat’s default page ( And if complete the URL in browser as, works too and MyProject run.

So I tried:

sudo a2enmod proxy
sudo a2enmod proxy_http
service apache2 restart
<VirtualHost *:80>
  ProxyPass /MyProject http://localhost:8080/MyProject/
  ProxyPassReverse /MyProject http://localhost:8080/MyProject/


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

The browser display MyProject, but does not load the CSS, JSF Components or images, just display a simple white page, with fields to input my user, password and button. After click button to login, the Project does not works.

What I did wrong?

Thank you!

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August 29, 2022

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/

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.