django behind apache ssl proxy
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Description (last modified by )
I've seen some code in
http/__init__.py:get_host function to handle X-FORWARDED-HOST that could be added by an apache proxy.
Unfortunately, there is no way to determine if proxy is acceded in https or http, so an issue occures when django wants to build an url for some Redirect : the url is built using the X-FORWARDED-HOST, but always assume that the proxy is non-SSL.
I think there could be some solutions to solve this issue :
- Remove test for X-FORWARDED-HOST in get_host, apache mod_proxy is designed to rewrite Location headers (used in redirect)
- If some people want to have X-FORWARDED-HOST handled in get_host, then add a setting to enable or disable it
- add a setting like 'HTTPS_PROXY=on' that would work like HTTPS=ON