Setup behind a reverse proxy which also serves the frontend #

These examples assume you have an instance of the backend running on your server listening on port 3456. If you’ve changed this setting, you need to update the server configurations accordingly.

NGINX #

Below are two example configurations which you can put in your nginx.conf:

You may need to adjust server_name and root accordingly.

gzip  on;
gzip_disable "msie6";

gzip_vary on;
gzip_proxied any;
gzip_comp_level 6;
gzip_buffers 16 8k;
gzip_http_version 1.1;
gzip_min_length 256;
gzip_types text/plain text/css application/json application/x-javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript application/vnd.ms-fontobject application/x-font-ttf font/opentype image/svg+xml;

server {
    listen       80;
    server_name  localhost;

    location / {
        root   /path/to/vikunja/static/frontend/files;
        try_files $uri $uri/ /;
        index  index.html index.htm;
    }
    
    location ~* ^/(api|dav|\.well-known)/ {
        proxy_pass http://localhost:3456;
        client_max_body_size 20M;
    }
}
NOTE: If you change the max upload size in Vikunja's settings, you'll need to also change the client_max_body_size in the nginx proxy config.

without gzip #

server {
    listen       80;
    server_name  localhost;

    location / {
        root   /path/to/vikunja/static/frontend/files;
        try_files $uri $uri/ /;
        index  index.html index.htm;
    }
    
    location ~* ^/(api|dav|\.well-known)/ {
        proxy_pass http://localhost:3456;
        client_max_body_size 20M;
    }
}
NOTE: If you change the max upload size in Vikunja's settings, you'll need to also change the client_max_body_size in the nginx proxy config.

Apache #

Put the following config in cat /etc/apache2/sites-available/vikunja.conf:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName localhost
   
    <Proxy *>
      Order Deny,Allow
      Allow from all
    </Proxy>
    ProxyPass /api http://localhost:3456/api
    ProxyPassReverse /api http://localhost:3456/api
    ProxyPass /dav http://localhost:3456/dav
    ProxyPassReverse /dav http://localhost:3456/dav
    ProxyPass /.well-known http://localhost:3456/.well-known
    ProxyPassReverse /.well-known http://localhost:3456/.well-known

    DocumentRoot /var/www/html
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^\/?(config\.json|favicon\.ico|css|fonts|images|img|js|api|dav|\.well-known) - [L]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.html [QSA,L]
</VirtualHost>

Note: The apache modules proxy, proxy_http and rewrite must be enabled for this.

For more details see the frontend apache configuration.