DSpace 6: Configure apache2 as reverse proxy in front of tomcat

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This post guides you on how to configure apache2 to run as a reverse proxy in front of tomcat. The reason I personally use apache2 instead of directly exposing tomcat is because it becomes easy to install SSL certicates and automate their renewal. This is also best practice as it is not recommended to expose your tomcat servlet to the world.

This guide assumes that you have installed DSpace 6, or any other application that you wish to run behind a proxy. It also assumes that it is configured to run on port 8080 which is the default port number for a tomcat installation.

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Install DSpace 7 on Ubuntu 18.04

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The instructions here will show you how to install DSpace 7 on Ubuntu 18.04. It is important to note that DSpace 7 has not yet been released at the time of writing this guide. One of the main changes in DSpace 7 is that it has been split into a front-end and a back-end. The front-end is the user interface and the back-end is mostly used to serve the REST-APIs and is not user friendly. To have a fully functional dspace 7, you need to install both, preferably on the same system.

These instructions assume that you have already installed Ubuntu and is connected to the internet. The instructions also assume that you have very little understanding of the Linux command-line and advanced users will therefore find some instructions trivial.

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