Apache – Tomcat connector in Windows

This is another interesting assignment completed today. Though our CRM portal is no so busy, we want to in a robust infra. There are series of new releases available kn the market. JDK 7, Tomcat 7 etc. Previously the application was using tomcat itself as a web server. This is a risky situation since I expose the complete applivation to public. Hence I have installed the apache as web front-end and tomcat 7 as middleware.

Here is the procedure:

mod_proxy_ajp would be the easiest to use if you are using Apache 2.2. It is part of the Apache distribution so you don’t need to install any additional software.

In your httpd.conf you need to make sure that mod_proxy and mod_proxy_ajp are loaded:

LoadModule proxy_module modules/mod_proxy.so
LoadModule proxy_ajp_module modules/mod_proxy_ajp.so

Then you can use the ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse directives as follows:

ProxyPass /portal ajp://localhost:8009/portal
ProxyPassReverse /portal ajp://localhost:8009/portal

As simple as that.

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