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Advanced Diaspora Apache reverse proxy
# Make sure to notice the comments at https://gist.github.com/jhass/719014#gistcomment-19774
<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName diaspora.example.org
ServerAlias www.diaspora.example.org
RedirectPermanent / https://diaspora.example.org/
</VirtualHost>
<VirtualHost *:443>
ServerName diaspora.example.org
ServerAlias www.diaspora.example.org
DocumentRoot /home/diaspora/diaspora/public
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^diaspora\.example\.org [NC]
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ https://diaspora\.example\.org/$1 [L,R,QSA]
# For Camo support
#RewriteRule ^/camo/(.*)$ balancer://camo/$1 [P,QSA,L]
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ balancer://upstream%{REQUEST_URI} [P,QSA,L]
<Proxy balancer://upstream>
# Recommended, using a unix socket (Requires Apache >= 2.4)
BalancerMember unix:///path/to/diaspora/tmp/diaspora.sock|http://
# Alternatively let diaspora listen on a local port (Use this for Apache < 2.4)
# BalancerMember http://localhost:3000
</Proxy>
# For Camo support
#<Proxy balancer://camo>
# BalancerMember http://localhost:8081
#</Proxy>
ProxyRequests Off
ProxyVia On
ProxyPreserveHost On
RequestHeader set X_FORWARDED_PROTO https
<Proxy *>
# Apache < 2.4
#Order allow,deny
#Allow from all
# Apache >= 2.4
Require all granted
</Proxy>
<Directory /home/diaspora/diaspora/public>
Options -MultiViews
# Apache < 2.4
#Allow from all
#AllowOverride all
# Apache >= 2.4
Require all granted
</Directory>
SSLEngine On
SSLCertificateFile /path/to/cert
SSLCertificateKeyFile /path/to/private_key
# For Let's encrypt it should point to /etc/letsencrypt/live/diaspora.example.org/chain.pem
SSLCertificateChainFile /path/to/chain_file
# Based on https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Server_Side_TLS - consider as global configuration
SSLProtocol all -SSLv3 -TLSv1 -TLSv1.1
SSLCipherSuite ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305:ECDHE-RSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305:DHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384
SSLHonorCipherOrder off
SSLSessionTickets off
</VirtualHost>
@vpsinghbaghel
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I have removed apache, Installed Nginx and followed the nginx proxy guide they provided and it worked for me.

@heatherita
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Hi, I am in the process of installing diaspora and setting apache up. Is there any way of nstalling diaspora purely on localhost without any networking or hosting? I want to get a basic idea how it is to work with ROR before I go any further. Thanks.

@jhass
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jhass commented Jan 22, 2021

@heatherita A development setup of diaspora does not need a reverse proxy setup, you just access http://localhost:3000 directly.

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