I have installed the new Geoserver 2.8.0 and to avoid CORS related errors I wanted to implement a reverse proxy, instead of setting response headers.

In version 2.1.3 there was a <filter-name>Reverse Proxy Filter</filter-name> that you could enable, in the web.xml file.

In version 2.8.0, I could not found such filter. How can I implement a reverse proxy, so I can get rid of CORS related issues?


From http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.geoserver.user/42219

  1. Put content of this archive http://shanbe.hezoun.com/cors.zip into the \webapps\geoserver\WEB-INF\classes folder.
  2. use <filter-class>org.mortbay.servlets.CrossOriginFilter</filter-class> insteand of <filter-class>org.eclipse.jetty.servlets.CrossOriginFilter</filter-class>

You can put follwing conf. inside the \webapps\geoserver\web.xml to allow CORS requests from all domains:



Restart the geoserver and it should work.

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    Thanks for the answer. The gmane link is broken, I get The web interface is down for maintenance.As for your solution, you talk about a CORS filter, not a reverse proxy. Anyhow, I was looking for an official solution provided by Geoserver or Jetty. The official CORS solution suggests adding servlets for Jetty7, Geoserver runs Jetty 6 and Jetty 7 to 8 is now EOL – slevin Nov 24 '15 at 12:18
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    On Geoserver (2.8.0) I also tried unofficial things like first answer here or unofficial proxy. I tried stupid things like copy the old proxy code from Geoserver (2.1.3) web.xml to Geoserver (2.8.0) web.xml. Also on Geoserver (2.8.0) I added http://localhost:8080 on the Proxy Base URL under Global, Settings in the Geoserver (2.8.0) console. Nothing. Either a broken Geoserver, or errors or no proxy. – slevin Nov 24 '15 at 12:32
  • So all Geoserver tricks did not work, CORS filter nor proxy. Plus, I dont usually deploy unofficial solutions. So I used a reverse proxy from node, to Geoserver, with this middleware and works just fine. – slevin Nov 24 '15 at 12:38
  • I am not too in favor of this external CORS zip file, but it's a solution. This solution also solved my need for reverse-proxy, so I might be missing your intent there. – Henry Aloni Nov 24 '15 at 14:12

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