Forum OpenACS Development: Installing OACS under an existent website and DNS

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Hi there,

I've got a website http://www.mysite.com and I want to create a new piece of that it to run OACS, even hosted on a different server.

The Proxy forwards connections accordingly with DNS http://www.mysite.com/ - 10.0.0.2
https://www.mysite.com/login - 10.0.0.8

If the user goes to https://www.mysite.com/login nginx forwards it to an OACS box, the user's taken to OpenACS index page.

What would be nginx setting and more important how OpenACS should be set up?

Best wishes

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Posted by Bjoern Kiesbye on
Hello Luri,

as I understood you want to keep what ever system is running under www.mysite.com and just forward some URL's, using nginx, to a 2nd Server running and OACS installation.

To just forward /login the nginx entry for the www.mysite.com server section would be,

- cluster1 will forward to be the IP 10.0.0.8 (OACS Server)

location ~ /login {

proxy_pass http://cluster1;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
proxy_set_header X-Real-Scheme $scheme;
proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
proxy_read_timeout 300;

}

But this will just worward the URL http://www.mysite.com/login , I would suggest to create a subsite within the OACS installation which is mounted under the URL /my-subsite-root/, and then configure nginx to forward all requests to http://www.mysite.com/my-subsite-root/ to the server running OACS.

location ~ /my-subsite-root/* {

proxy_pass http://cluster1;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
proxy_set_header X-Real-Scheme $scheme;
proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
proxy_read_timeout 300;

}

Cheers,
Bjoern