Serve Traefik's internal dashboard behind Traefik itself
I have recently switched from jwilder/nginx-proxy + JrCs/docker-letsencrypt-nginx-proxy-companion to a more powerful reverse proxy called Traefik. Traefik has built-in ACME support, can be used as a load-balancer and (most importantly) has official Docker support!
When I was configuring Traefik’s internal dashboard (the good-looking web UI), I was thinking of serving it behind the proxy itself. But the documantation didn’t say how to do it. It only mentioned to serve the dashboard on a port other than 80 or 443, so you can only access with, for example, 111.222.333.444:7777. I wanted to use something like traefik.birkhoff.me.
Well, it needs a tricky hack.
You simply define a new entrypoint, I call it “traefik” here. Set the port number to anything you like. Finally give the Traefik container some traefik labels as you would to normal web containers.
[entryPoints] [entryPoints.http] address = ":80" [entryPoints.http.redirect] entryPoint = "https" permanent = true [entryPoints.https] address = ":443" compress = true [entryPoints.https.tls] [entryPoints.traefik] address = ":9987" compress = true [entryPoints.traefik.auth.basic] users = ["123:456"] [api] entryPoint = "traefik" dashboard = true
version: '3' services: traefik: ...... expose: - 9987 labels: - "traefik.docker.network=traefik" - "traefik.enable=true" - "traefik.basic.frontend.rule=Host:traefik.birkhoff.me" - "traefik.basic.port=9987" - "traefik.basic.protocol=http" ......
It’s somehow stupid tho.