[php-maint] Bug#754384: php5-fpm: Apache2 + php5-fpm using fastcgi breaks after upgrading to 5.6.0~rc2+dfsg-1

David Zuelke dz at heroku.com
Fri Jul 11 13:21:48 UTC 2014

The Authorization header is stripped by mod_proxy, this is documented behavior.

Simply add

SetEnvIfNoCase ^Authorization$ "(.+)" HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$1

to your config.

With https://gist.github.com/progandy/6ed4eeea60f6277c3e39 (or Apache 2.4.10+) and 5.6.0RC2+, there are no more issues like double slashes or errors when rewriting to PATH_INFO (see PR link below).

The "break" in question was caused by https://github.com/php/php-src/pull/694; it fixes the issue described therein.

mod_fastcgi is old, crappy, unmaintained, deprecated stuff. You should use mod_proxy_fcgi with Apache 2.4.

I'll try and see if I can figure out a way of fixing the original issue without causing the breakage described here.

Either way, I'm not sure reverting this patch without a decision upstream is a good idea; this is a release candidate after all…



If you want to use UDS with mod_proxy_fcgi, do it like so:

# make sure the proxy is registered with the unix socket; we can then use just "fcgi://php-fcgi" in rewrites
# we have to do this because we can't rewrite to a UDS location; Apache will complain that no handler is loaded
# this is also a lot more convenient for use in many config locations
# http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.apache.devel/52892
<Proxy "unix:/tmp/php-fpm.sock|fcgi://php-fpm">
    # we must declare a parameter in here or it'll not register the proxy ahead of time
    ProxySet disablereuse=off
<FilesMatch \.php$>
    SetHandler proxy:fcgi://php-fpm

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