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Limiting access to ProxyPass Apache resources

The Apache Directory directive allows you to limit access to particular routes, ports, etc. for virtual hosts. However when we are proxying requests, directory path permissions are irrelevant. To limit access to proxied requests, we will use the Proxy directive:

# Apache/2.2
<VirtualHost *:80>
    <Proxy *>
        Order Deny,Allow
        Deny from all
        Allow from
        Allow from 10.10.
    ServerName example.com
    ProxyPreserveHost On
    ProxyPass / http://localhost:8011/
    ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8011/

This will limit access just as we would expect (with the Directory directive), returning a Forbidden response. This is especially useful for securing internal traffic, health checks, or testing.

The mod_proxy and mod_proxy_http modules are required.