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How to configure remark42 without a subdomain

All README examples show configurations with remark42 on its own subdomain, i.e. https://remark42.example.com. However, it is possible and sometimes desirable to run remark42 without a subdomain, but just under some path, i.e. https://example.com/remark42.

docker-compose configuration

Both Nginx and Caddy configuration below relies on remark42 available on hostname remark42, which is achieved by having container_name: remark42 in docker-compose.

Example docker-compose.yaml:

version: '2'
services:
  remark42:
    image: umputun/remark42:latest
    container_name: remark42
    restart: always
    environment:
      - REMARK_URL=https://example.com/remark42/
      - SITE=<site_ID>
      - SECRET=<secret>
      - ADMIN_SHARED_ID=<shared_id>
    volumes:
      - ./data:/srv/var
    logging:
      options:
        max-size: '10m'
        max-file: '1'

Nginx configuration

The nginx.conf would then look something like:

  location /remark42/ {
    rewrite /remark42/(.*) /$1 break;
    proxy_pass http://remark42:8080/; // use internal docker name of remark42 container for proxy
    proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
  }

Caddy configuration

Example of Caddy configuration (Caddyfile) running remark42 service on example.com/remark42/:

example.com {
	gzip
	tls mail@example.com

	root /srv/www
	log  /logs/access.log

	# remark42
	proxy /remark42/ http://remark42:8080/ {
		without /remark42
		transparent
	}
}