[Grok-dev] grok problems using https behind apache using mod_wsgi

Jan-Jaap Driessen janjaapdriessen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 21:22:31 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Päivi Rosenström
<paivi.rosenstrom at helsinki.fi> wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm beginner with grok and I try to set grok to run behind apache using
> wsgi. I run into following problems.
> Application developed using grok runs smoothly with paster server.  I also
> managed to get it run behind Apache with mod_wsgi while connecting the
> application  using http.  But while attempting to connect with https, the
> next click sets the protocol back to http. This was with the configuration
> where application could have been used either by http or https.
> After this I attempted to force the application to use https with the
> following Apache configuration:
> httpd.conf:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Global section:
> WSGIPythonHome /usr
> WSGISocketPrefix /var/run/wsgi
> <VirtualHost *:80>
>          ServerName application.domain.com
>          WSGIDaemonProcess grok user=xxx group=xxx threads=4
>  maximum-requests=10000 python-eggs=/tmp/python-eggs
>          WSGIProcessGroup grok
>          RewriteEngine on
>          RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
>          RewriteRule   ^/(.*)$  https://application.domain.com/$1
> [QSA,NC,R,L]
> </VirtualHost>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ssl.conf:
> <VirtualHost *:443>
>         ServerName application.domain.com
>         SSLEngine On
>         SSLCertificateFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/xxxxxxx.crt
>         SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/pki/tls/private/xxxxxxxx
>         WSGIScriptAlias / /home/xxx/xxx/parts/wsgi_app/wsgi
>         WSGIProcessGroup grok
>         WSGIPassAuthorization On
>         WSGIScriptReloading On
> </VirtualHost>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Problem with this is that I'm able to browse the pages and I get log
> information concerning it, but attempt to use forms in the application does
> nothing = no error messages to logs (grok logs, or apache logs) but no
> functionality also !
> So any help would be appreciated. I really need to get the application
> working using https. Is there a way to tell grok to use only https? or do I
> need some wsgi middleware to get this work ? Or is there only something
> wrong with my Apache configuration ?
> Thanks in advance !
> Päivi Rosenström

Hi Päivi,

Unfortunately I don't have any experience with mod_wsgi and HTTPS, but
I have plenty of experience deploying HTTPS with Apache mod_rewrite
and running grok from paster.

I hope that someone else can chip in and lend some advice. grok-dev,
anyone home?



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