Apache + Varnish – css/js/images coming back as http and not https

Was working on setting up apache and Varnish on a server but I was running into an issue. All the assets (css/js/images) kept coming back as http even though everything is under https. This was on a Fedora server install on Digital Ocean.

Here is the layout of the setup:

The issue was that Apache wasn’t forwarding the X-Forwarded-Proto. Basically, varnish was forwarding the https but Apache didn’t know any better.

So in the apache config I set this line:

SetEnvIf X-Forwarded-Proto https HTTPS=on

I added this line to the vhost config for each config. It looks something like this:

        ServerName    mydomain.com
        DocumentRoot  /var/www/html
        SetEnvIf X-Forwarded-Proto https HTTPS=on

Then restart Apache to push the config. (systemctl method)

systemctl restart httpd

After that, it worked!

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