This is how I use mod_proxy in order to have apache proxy to the tomcat server. It's recommended to understand how mod_proxy works because it's easy to turn your apache server into an "open web proxy" if it's misconfigured. {{{ProxyRequests off}}} is a good option to use.

I've put this in a virtual host declaration:

{{{ProxyPass /wiki/    http://localhost:8080/JSPWiki/
ProxyPassReverse /wiki/     http://localhost:8080/JSPWiki/}}}

The jspwiki is accessed by http://virtualhost/wiki/



An alternative option is to use the [AJPv13 Protocol|] through the use of JK connectors. 

Just download the module, load it in Apache, create and customise a {{}} (or {{}} in the case of JK2) file in the Apache {{conf}} directory and it will connect to Tomcat using the appropriate connector (configured by default in Tomcat's {{server.xml}}). 

This is a more efficient way of achieving the same effect as a reverse proxy.


If you require editors to set a cookie in order to edit a page, ProxyPassReverse won't work.
Then you need to configure Tomcat with proxy support too. Like this:

* Edit server.xml
* Identify the connector which listens to port 8080 (search for port="8080")
* Add __proxyPort="80"__
* Add __proxyName="virtualhost"__ where virtualhost is the name of your host
* Restart Tomcat

[Tomcat 4.1 Proxy Howto |]