Apache NiFi Registry Administration
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Proxy Configuration

​When running Apache NiFi Registry behind a proxy there are a couple of key items to be aware of during deployment.

  • NiFi Registry is comprised of a number of web applications (web UI, web API, documentation), so the mapping needs to be configured for the root path. That way all context paths are passed through accordingly.

  • If NiFi Registry is running securely, any proxy needs to be authorized to proxy user requests. These can be configured in the NiFi Registry UI through the Users administration section, by selecting Proxy for the given user. Once these permissions are in place, proxies can begin proxying user requests. The end user identity must be relayed in a HTTP header. For example, if the end user sent a request to the proxy, the proxy must authenticate the user. Following this the proxy can send the request to NiFi Registry. In this request an HTTP header should be added as follows.

X-ProxiedEntitiesChain: <end-user-identity>

If the proxy is configured to send to another proxy, the request to NiFi Registry from the second proxy should contain a header as follows.

X-ProxiedEntitiesChain: <end-user-identity><proxy-1-identity>

An example Apache proxy configuration that sets the required properties may look like the following. Complete proxy configuration is outside of the scope of this document. Please refer the documentation of the proxy for guidance for your deployment environment and use case.

<Location "/my-nifi">
        SSLEngine On
        SSLCertificateFile /path/to/proxy/certificate.crt
        SSLCertificateKeyFile /path/to/proxy/key.key
        SSLCACertificateFile /path/to/ca/certificate.crt
        SSLVerifyClient require
        RequestHeader add X-ProxyScheme "https"
        RequestHeader add X-ProxyHost "proxy-host"
        RequestHeader add X-ProxyPort "443"
        RequestHeader add X-ProxyContextPath "/my-nifi-registry"
        RequestHeader add X-ProxiedEntitiesChain "<%{SSL_CLIENT_S_DN}>"
        ProxyPass https://nifi-registry-host:8443
        ProxyPassReverse https://nifi-registry-host:8443