Apache reverse proxy configuration for socket.io

sudo a2enmod proxy_http
sudo a2enmod proxy_fcgi
sudo a2enmod proxy_wstunnel
# VirtualHost ms.example.net
<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName ms.example.net
  ProxyRequests Off
  ProxyPreserveHost On
  RemoteIPHeader X-Forwarded-For
  <Proxy *>
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from all
  </Proxy>
  RewriteEngine On
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/socket.io          [NC]
  RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} transport=websocket [NC]
  RewriteRule /(.*) ws://localhost:14102/$1        [P,L]

  ProxyPass /socket.io http://localhost:14102/socket.io
  ProxyPassReverse /socket.io http://localhost:14102/socket.io
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:443>
  ServerName ms.example.net
  ProxyRequests Off
  ProxyPreserveHost On
  RemoteIPHeader X-Forwarded-For
  RewriteEngine on
  <Proxy *>
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from all
  </Proxy>
  SSLEngine On
  SSLCertificateFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/example.net/fullchain.pem
  SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/example.net/privkey.pem
  
  RewriteEngine On
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/socket.io          [NC]
  RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} transport=websocket [NC]
  RewriteRule /(.*) ws://localhost:14102/$1        [P,L]
  ProxyPass /socket.io http://localhost:14102/socket.io
  ProxyPassReverse /socket.io http://localhost:14102/socket.io
  
</VirtualHost>

Use a secure URL for your initial connection, i.e. instead of “http://” use “https://”. If the WebSocket transport is chosen, then Socket.IO should automatically use “wss://” (SSL) for the WebSocket connection too.

var socket = io.connect('https://localhost', {secure: true});

References
http://xpo6.com/socket-io-via-apache-reverse-proxy/
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/36472920/apache-proxy-configuration-for-socket-io-project-not-in-root
https://gist.github.com/iacchus/954e0787d6893c5ab8e1
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6599470/node-js-socket-io-with-ssl

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