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How to Use an Apache Reverse Proxy with Airlock

Running the Apache web server in front of Airlock can have a few benefits. You can use Apache's authentication mechanisms to have greater control over who can access Airlock's API, you can use SSL termination at Apache, use Apache's logs for access statistics, for example.

When terminating the SSL at Apache, make sure that the Apache reverse proxy and Airlock are running on the same host so unencrypted traffic is not being sent over the network. To install and configure Apache on CentOS, RHEL and Amazon Linux follow the steps below. First, install the Apache:

sudo yum install httpd

Create the Airlock configuration by creating a configuration file at /etc/httpd/conf.d/airlock.conf:

<VirtualHost *:80> ProxyPreserveHost On ServerName LogLevel warn ErrorLog logs/ CustomLog logs/ combined <Location /> ProxyPass http://localhost:8080/ ProxyPassReverse http://localhost:8080/ </Location> </VirtualHost>

Start Apache:

sudo systemctl start httpd

Make sure it started successfully:

sudo systemctl status httpd

Set the Apache service to start automatically:

sudo systemctl enable httpd

Verify you can access Airlock through the reverse proxy:

Last modified: 17 November 2023