[Letsencrypt-devel] Bug#848224: Bug#848224: dehydrated-apache2: does not handle .well-known directory hidden by mod_rewrite

IOhannes m zmölnig (Debian/GNU) umlaeute at debian.org
Fri Dec 16 22:12:50 UTC 2016

On 12/15/2016 06:03 PM, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
>> Unfortunately it had no effect on my system: accessing
>> /.well-known/acme-challenge/ via my webserver would just give me a 404 page.
>> Now, my webserver has the following characteristics
>> - multiple VirtualHosts
>> - use of mod_rewrite to do complex routing (in virtually all VirtualHosts).
> umh.
> where do you configure the virtualhosts?  If you have them on
> /etc/apache2/sites-enabled those should not conflict and the conf this
> package ships would be honored (I think?!).

the vhosts are configured via /etc/apache2/sites-enabled, and i don't
think there is a conflict per se.
but i think that the mod_rewrite somehow cancels the conf from

i probably should add, that mod_rewrite is rewriting the entire page
(apache2 is the front-end to a plone CMS; for vhost support on the CMS
side, i need complex proxying/rewriting capabilities such as offerend by

> In my systems I have a lot of virtulhosts too (although I don't have
> that many rewrite rules) and everything works.
>>     RewriteRule ^/\.well-known/acme-challenge/ - [L]
>> Of course I would prefer a solution that would fix this in a central place
>> (/etc/apache2/conf-available/dehydrated.conf).
>> However, my feeble (and short-lived) attempts did not have any effect.
> Have you tried adding that line to
> /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/dehydrated.conf?

that was precisely my unsatisfying and "feeble attempt" to fix it.


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