Configure reverse-proxy for Keycloak docker with custom base URL

Just tested that @home, and actually multiple configuration additions are needed:

1/ Run the keycloak container with env -e PROXY_ADDRESS_FORWARDING=true as explained in the docs, this is required in a proxy way of accessing to keycloak:

docker run -it --rm -p 8087:8080 --name keycloak -e PROXY_ADDRESS_FORWARDING=true jboss/keycloak:latest

Also explained in this SO question

2/ Change the web-context inside keycloak’s configuration file $JBOSS_HOME/standalone/configuration/standalone.xml

Default keycloak configuration points to auth


Then you could change it to keycloak/auth


If you need to automate this for docker, just create a new keycloak image :

FROM jboss/keycloak:latest

USER jboss

RUN sed -i -e 's/<web-context>auth<\/web-context>/<web-context>keycloak\/auth<\/web-context>/' $JBOSS_HOME/standalone/configuration/standalone.xml

3/ Add some proxy information to nginx configuration (mostly for http / https handling)

location /keycloak {
    proxy_set_header Host $host;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;

If you are proxying requests from nginx to keycloak on same server, I recommend using proxy_pass http://localhost:8087;, and if not try to use a private network to avoid proxying through external web requests.

Hope this helps

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