A reverse proxy is a proxy service that handles requests from clients, forwards them to the necessary servers, and subsequently delivers the servers’ responses to the clients without revealing the identity of the servers. AD360 comes bundled with a reverse proxy server to prevent hackers from finding out, accessing, and exploiting the critical data that it holds.
AD360 lets you enable context-based reverse proxy, port-based reverse proxy, or both.
In context-based reverse proxy, the URL of AD360 server and the servers in which its components are installed should be given a unique context path. Whenever a user request access, it's forwarded to the respective servers based on the context path in the URL. The end user will not get to know the details of the servers from which he's accessing the resources.
If you want to enable the port-based reverse proxy, you need to choose a unique port number and protocol for AD360 and its component servers. In this case, a unique port number for the servers is mandatory whereas specifying the unique protocol is optional. The hostname remains the same for all the servers. In such cases, the reverse proxy server will forward the user request to the appropriate server based on the port number in the URL and the protocol.
Note: The hostname of the AD360 server will serve as the hostname for the components' servers when reverse proxy is enabled.
You can disable reverse proxy for certain components if you want to. Under the Actions column, click the green tick icon to disable reverse proxy.