Reverse Proxy Subsonic with Apache

Reverse Proxy Subsonic with Apache

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SubsonicLogoSubsonic is a web-based media player for playing audio and video files through a web browser. You can reverse proxy Subsonic using Apache

See my blog post on using Apache as a reverse proxy for more detailed information on Apache configuration files.

The below configuration expects the backend Subsonic port to be non-ssl as the encryption will be offloaded to the Apache reverse proxy server. The reverse proxy URL will be encrypted and available on the default SSL port 443. This has the advantage of not using any CPU on the Subsonic server for encrypting traffic allowing it to concentrate on transcoding.

Add the below text to a new sites-available Apache configuration file.
vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/subsonic

<VirtualHost *:443>
    SSLEngine On
    SSLCertificateFile /ssl-certs/cert.cer
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /ssl-certs/key.key
    SSLProxyEngine on
    ServerAdmin [email protected]
    DocumentRoot /var/www
    # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit ,alert, emerg.
    LogLevel warn
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/subsonic-access.log combined
    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/subsonic-error.logProxyHTMLStripComments on
    <Location />
        ProxyRequests off
        RequestHeader unset Accept-Encoding
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all


Enable the new site in Apache and reload the configuration.
a2ensite subsonic
service apache2 reload

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