[Solved]-Gunicorn via mod_proxy is redirecting outside of the project's scope, despite ProxyPassReverse


I had this problem to.

ProxyPreserveHost On

<Location "/my-project/">
    RequestHeader set SCRIPT_NAME /my-project
    RequestHeader set X-FORWARDED-PROTOCOL ssl
    RequestHeader set X-FORWARDED-SSL on

To enable the WSGI app to construct an absolute url we need:

  • ProxyPreserveHost On, so the Host: header gets passed and the app knows the Hostname the client sees us at.
  • Add a SCRIPT_NAME header so the app knows where its root is.
  • Set X-FORWARDED- headers as needed. I’m using ssl too, so I have to tell the app it should use the https scheme.

I use <Location> directives, because I do a lot more stuff on this vhost. But you can easily rewrite this by passing path arguments to the ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse directives.

NB: ProxyRequests should be Off, unless you want a forward proxy too. If you’re reading this you probably only want a reversed proxy.

Django specific note: settings.LOGIN_URL is used as is, so you’ll need to prepend the SCRIPT_NAME to it yourself.


Did you try this? I added my-project to the url you are proxying too.

<Proxy *>
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from all
ProxyRequests On
ProxyPass /my-project/ retry=0
ProxyPassReverse /my-project/ retry=0
ProxyPreserveHost On
ProxyErrorOverride Off

I normally use nginx for this sort of thing, so I’m not sure if that will work or not.

Update: the above didn’t work so trying something else.

Try something like this and see if that helps. It is setup a little different. It proxies everything except media which is served via an alias. This remove the need to have /my-project/ at all.

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName example.com
UseCanonicalName On
ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

LogLevel warn
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/example.com/access.log combined
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/example.com/error.log
ServerSignature On

Alias /media/ /home/example/example.com/pysrc/project/media/

ProxyPass /media/ !
ProxyPass /
ProxyPassReverse /
ProxyPreserveHost On
ProxyErrorOverride Off


I have solved the original problem by setting the ProxyPassReverse config to the actual domain name:

ProxyPass /my-project/
ProxyPassReverse /my-project/ http://mydomain.com/

Hint: Apache ProxyPassReverse values


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