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Provide external access to Orion Web Console through a proxy

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Created by Mariusz Handke, last modified by carolyn.mazenko on Oct 01, 2018

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Overview

This article provides information about providing external access to the Orion Web Console through a proxy (such as Apache Tomcat running on Unix/Linux).

Environment

  • All Orion Platform versions
  • Apache 2.2 through 2.4 with mod_proxy 

Steps

The following steps show how to use reverse proxy technique and provide access to the Orion Web Console through Apache.

  1. Ensure that the Apache server has the mod_proxy compiled and installed. 
  2. Open the httpd.conf file in Notepad.
  3. Verify if the following code exists in the file:
    LoadModule proxy_module libexec/apache24/mod_proxy.so
    

    Note: Depending on the distribution location of your life, ensure that you use the correct path. 

  4. Verify that the host alias is configured in the domain for the IP address assigned to the host where Apache is running (such as nsm-02).

    Use the following configuration for the virtual host. In this example, the Apache server is set to respond to requests on port 80. Also, Orion Web Console is set to operate on port 80. These settings can be changed and adjusted in above configuration.

    <VirtualHost            IP-OF-APACHE:80>
        ServerName          nms-02.DOMAIN
        ServerAlias         nms-02
        ServerAdmin         web-admin@DOMAIN
        # Reverse Proxy #
        ProxyRequests       Off
        ProxyVia            Off
        ProxyPreserveHost   On
        ProxyPass           /   http://IP-OF-ORION:80/
        ProxyPassReverse    /   http://IP-OF-ORION:80/
    </VirtualHost>
    

    Note:

    IP-OF-APACHE - IP address of server hosting Apache

    IP-OF-ORION - IP address of Orion server

    DOMAIN - domain configured on the system

 

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