Hello Guys!

I was trying to get Apache2 to work as a proxy. Finally I did it but I have had a few issues:

first It wasn't reachable at all then Images just fetched still in HTTP suddenly I had problems with WebSockets, they didn't work with this fixed: login wasn't working anymore with this fixed I wasn't able to use https:// in my config.json .. and so on and so an

I struggled about 3 hours to get it work. Now my NodeBB-instance is running under the hood of Apache2 - delivered by a subdomain. Everything is working. So I just want to share my Apache2 configuration so that you do not have to struggle with the same things.

Apache2 configuration:

<IfModule mod_proxy.c> ProxyPass /.well-known/acme-challenge ! </IfModule> Alias /.well-known/acme-challenge /home/dogs/www/.well-known/acme-challenge ProxyPass / ProxyPassReverse / # Required for websockets RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP:UPGRADE} ^WebSocket$ [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP:CONNECTION} ^Upgrade$ [NC] RewriteRule .* ws://localhost:4567%{REQUEST_URI} [P] # Required to tell its external port RequestHeader set X-Forwarded-Port "443" RequestHeader set X-Forwarded-Proto "https"

Maybe you can remove

Alias /.well-known/acme-challenge /home/dogs/www/.well-known/acme-challenge or change it to another path! 🙂

For SSL-Encryption you can simply use certbot or whatever. Apache2 is still fully customizable and only works as a reverse proxy.

Bye bye