Apache HTTP Server Installation and Configuration

The Apache HTTP server and the mod_ssl Apache module should have already been installed as dependencies for the td-webportal RPM package. You can verify this with the following command:

[root@webportal ~]# yum install httpd mod_ssl
Setting up Install Process
Package httpd-2.2.15-30.0.1.el6_5.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Package 1:mod_ssl-2.2.15-30.0.1.el6_5.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

Update httpd.conf

Open the web server configuration file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf in a text editor to change the following parameters:

KeepAlive On
KeepAliveTimeout 2
ServerName <Your ServerName>

For security reasons, we also advise to disable the so-called “Server Signature” - a feature that adds a line containing the server version and virtual host name to server-generated pages (e.g. internal error documents, FTP directory listings, etc):

ServerSignature Off

By default, the server version and operating system is also displayed in the Server response header field, e.g. Server: Apache/2.2.15 (CentOS). To suppress this output, we suggest updating the ServerTokens option as follows:

ServerTokens Prod

Disable Unneeded Apache Modules

The TeamDrive Web Portal only requires a few Apache modules to be enabled. To reduce the memory footprint, please deactivate unnecessary modules in the apache configuration.

Apache 2.4

In the directory: /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d comment out all modules in the following config files. Using the linux stream editor (sed) with the following regular expression will add a ‘#’ comment sign in each line starting with ‘LoadModule’:

sed -e '/LoadModule/ s/^#*/#/' -i /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/00-dav.conf
sed -e '/LoadModule/ s/^#*/#/' -i /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/00-lua.conf
sed -e '/LoadModule/ s/^#*/#/' -i /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/00-proxy.conf
sed -e '/LoadModule/ s/^#*/#/' -i /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/01-cgi.conf

Edit /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/00-proxy.conf and enable these modules by removing the comment ‘#’ in from of each line:

LoadModule proxy_module modules/mod_proxy.so
LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/mod_proxy_http.so

Edit /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/00-base.conf and leave only the following modules enabled by adding a ‘#’ comment in front of all other modules:

LoadModule actions_module modules/mod_actions.so
LoadModule alias_module modules/mod_alias.so
LoadModule authz_core_module modules/mod_authz_core.so
LoadModule autoindex_module modules/mod_autoindex.so
LoadModule headers_module modules/mod_headers.so
LoadModule log_config_module modules/mod_log_config.so
LoadModule mime_module modules/mod_mime.so
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
LoadModule setenvif_module modules/mod_setenvif.so
LoadModule slotmem_shm_module modules/mod_slotmem_shm.so
LoadModule socache_shmcb_module modules/mod_socache_shmcb.so
LoadModule unixd_module modules/mod_unixd.so
LoadModule version_module modules/mod_version.so

Configure mod_ssl

The web-based TeamDrive Web Portal Administration Console should be accessed via an encrypted SSL connection. To facilitate this, add the following to the end of the default <VirtualHost> section in /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf:

Include conf.d/td-webportal.httpd.conf.ssl


The Apache HTTP Server package includes a self-signed SSL certificate for testing purposes. If you connect to the server using a web browser, it will likely raise an error about an untrusted/insecure connection. You should consider replacing this certificate with an appropriate one.

Follow the instructions provided by your certificate authority on how to obtain and install an SSL certificate for the Apache HTTP Server.

Verify your SSL configuration using the service from SSL Labs: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html and make sure that the “Handshake Simulation” is working for current platforms and browser. The following ssl parameters for the apache web server will create an A-rating and make sure that the handshake is working for current platforms and browser:

SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3

SSLHonorCipherOrder on


Add DOCKER_HOST environment variable to the bottom of the /etc/sysconfig/httpd file:


Replace “” with the IP address of the Docker container host if the Docker host machine is not the same as the Web Portal.

As the comment indicates, the IP address “” must be replaced with IP address or host name of the Docker host. This is the same value as the domain name in the DockerHost setting.

If the Docker host machine is the same as the Web Portal, then the re-write rules containing “” must not be changed.