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Installing Apache 2/Nginx (optional)

You could install either install Nginx or Apache to serve as a webserver in front of Tomcat

Installing Nginx

sudo apt-get install nginx

1.) Create Nginx reverse proxy configuration using heredoc

sudo bash -c 'cat <<-EOT > /etc/nginx/sites-available/reverse-proxy.conf
server {
    listen 80;

    access_log /var/log/nginx/reverse-access.log;
    error_log /var/log/nginx/reverse-error.log;

    location / {
        proxy_set_header   X-Forwarded-For /$remote_addr;
        proxy_pass         "";

2.) Enable Nginx reverse proxy configuration

sudo unlink /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default
sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/reverse-proxy.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/reverse-proxy.conf
sudo service nginx restart


Section about setting of the HTTPS in Nginx will be here

Installing Apache 2

The best way to enable HTTPS is to add a load balancer using your hosting provider. One of your next best options is to install Apache or Nginx locally. The nice thing about this option is that it's fairly straightforward and works very well. However, it's not really a load balancer since it's only fronting a single Tomcat instance.

sudo apt-get install apache2


To enable request delegation from Apache to Tomcat, please see Configuration Guide > Tomcat AJP.


To enable HTTPS, please see Configuration Guide > Apache HTTPS.