How to protect Youtrack by basic auth in Nginx?

My current config:

location / {
proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";
include conf.d/Youtrack_proxy_params;
}

location /api/eventSourceBus {
proxy_cache off;
proxy_buffering off;
proxy_read_timeout 86400s;
proxy_send_timeout 86400s;
chunked_transfer_encoding off;

proxy_set_header Connection '';
include conf.d/Youtrack_proxy_params;
}

I want to protect YouTrack access by simple login/pass against script kiddies and bots:

allow 1.2.3.4;    # home
allow 5.6.7.8;    # office
deny all;
satisfy any;

auth_basic "YouTrack";
auth_basic_user_file Userlist;  # ..contains username=11 and password=22

But it seems that YouTrack uses basic auth its own purposes, so username and password are accepted in Nginx and rejected in YouTrack.

Assigning 'location / { ... ; proxy_set_header Authorization ""; }' (works good for Confluence) has no effect.

How to modify Nginx config for that?

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Hello Ilya,

YouTrack uses Bearer instead of Basic authentication, but just to be on the same page what is the purpose of this limitation? Is YouTrack's authentication enough, isn't it?

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> Is YouTrack's authentication enough, isn't it?

We want to protect YouTrack against bots and script kiddies.

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Hello Ilya,


Thank you for your reply. Have you tried changing of authentication method? Has it worked?

Whether it's possible please tell in detail about your scenario.

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Hello, 

I have the same problem. Youtrack is served by an apache server which uses Basic Auth. This way I minimize the attack surface. 

The apache server is used as a reverse proxy for a lot of other services running as docker container. Youtrack is one of these services. 

 

Maybe this link can help fixing the problem:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23526644/spring-security-with-oauth2-or-http-basic-authentication-for-the-same-resource

 

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