Reverse Proxy

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. Log360 comes bundled with a reverse proxy server to prevent hackers from finding out, accessing, or exploiting the critical data that it holds.

Log360 lets you enable context-based reverse proxy, port-based reverse proxy, or both.

In context-based reverse proxy, the URL of Log360 server and the servers in which its components are installed should be given a unique context path. Whenever a user request access, it is forwarded to the respective servers based on the context path in the URL. The end user will not know the details of the servers from which they are accessing the resources.

If you want to enable the port-based reverse proxy, you need to choose a unique port number and protocol, for Log360 and its components' servers. In this case, a unique port number for the servers is mandatory whereas specifying a 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 Log360 server will serve as the hostname for the components' servers when reverse proxy is enabled.

How to enable reverse proxy

To enable context-based reverse proxy, please follow the steps given below.

To enable port-based reverse proxy, please follow the steps given below.

Disabling reverse proxy

Log360 allows you to disable the configured reverse proxy for certain components, if required. You can disable a reverse proxy by clicking on the icon, under the Actions column corresponding to the desired component.