Authorization Header removed on AWS Bitnami Wordpress Multisite

Keywords: WordPress Multisite - AWS - Technical issue - Other
bnsupport ID: 6db0c517-23d6-6e68-9910-4dd716b1b46b
I have a WP Multisite installed on an AWS EC2 instance with the bitnami stack.

I am trying to make a call to some WP and Woocommerce API’s from a custom php script on the site. There are to calls I am making, the first one retrieves a JWT token that is used in the header of the second script to create a user.

It seems that the header info is being stripped out of the request.

I have added the below code to the bottom of the /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/conf/htaccess.conf but it still does not work.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} ^(.)
RewriteRule ^(.

SetEnvIf Authorization "(.*)" HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$1

I checked the below posts and tried the suggestions there but still no luck.

This is the function that I am trying to use the call the cURL script with the header.

function jwt_request($token, $post) {

  header('Content-Type: application/json'); // Specify the type of data
  $ch = curl_init(''); // Initialise cURL
  $post = json_encode($post); // Encode the data array into a JSON string
  $authorization = "Authorization: Bearer ".$token; // Prepare the authorisation token
  curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Content-Type: application/json' , $authorization )); // Inject the token into the header
  curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
  curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1); // Specify the request method as POST
  curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $post); // Set the posted fields
  curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1); // This will follow any redirects
  $result = curl_exec($ch); // Execute the cURL statement
  curl_close($ch); // Close the cURL connectionreturn json_decode($result); // Return the received data

  return $result;


Anyone got any ideas what I need to do?

Hi @igolfapps,

Thanks for using Bitnami. In your logs of apache appears this kind error:

[Mon Sep 28 06:53:02.251814 2020] [proxy_fcgi:error] [pid 13023:tid 140138348611328] [client] AH01071: Got error 'PHP message: PHP Warning:  include_once(/opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/sunrise.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-includes/ms-settings.php on line 47PHP message: PHP Warning:  include_once(): Failed opening '/opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/sunrise.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/opt/bitnami/php/lib/php') in /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-includes/ms-settings.php on line 47PHP message: run_miniorange_Oauth_WC_purchase_historyPHP message: in Mo_OAuth_WC_Purchase_History'

It seems your permission is wrong, could you run the following commands?

sudo chown -R bitnami:daemon /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs
sudo find /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs -type d -exec chmod 0775 {} \;
sudo find /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs -type f -exec chmod 0664 {} \;
sudo chmod 660 /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-config.php

I hope that helps you,

Hi Ibone, thanks for the response.

Unfortunately I still get the same error:

{“status”:“error”,“error”:“MISSING_AUTHORIZATION_HEADER”,“error_description”:“Authorization header not received. Either authorization header was not sent or it was removed by your server due to security reasons.”}


Hi @igolfapps,

I see you added the line

SetEnvIf Authorization "(.*)" HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$1

But it’s out of any directory will be something similar to:
(remember to check the path of the plugin you want to add the header, I have written opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce as an example)

<Directory "/opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce">
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} ^(.*)
RewriteRule ^(.*) - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%1]
SetEnvIf Authorization "(.*)" HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$1

I hope that helps you,

Hi, thanks for the additional details. Still no luck unfortunately, headers till being overwritten. Also it seems the changs I make to /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/conf/htaccess.conf get overwritten by some process. They are in place when I test it though.

I made the below change and also tried specific directory where the script lives but nothing seems to help.

<Directory /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/./>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} ^(.
RewriteRule ^(.) - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%1]
SetEnvIf Authorization "(.

Have had to remove the tags as the post is getting striped of them. Below is the directory path I tried (along with the specific one)

Directory /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/.*

Hi @igolfapps,

Could you rerun the bnsupport?


Hi, new support code is 5dbfadd9-6ee4-525c-4819-74dfeacd7e9a

Hi @igolfapps,

Could you check with the developer of the plugin to what directory you need to add this information?

<Directory /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/.*/>

.* It’s not valid, you need to add for one directory -

In the case you share

He added in the /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/


Awesome, thanks that worked. Headers no longer being removed, thanks very much for your help!

…i.e. the adding the specific path worked. It is not a plugin as such, but one php page that is called. I created a new directory for it under the plugins directory and added that as the path.

Hi @igolfapps,

Is the problem solved? You added the header lines with the new directory and the headers are no longer removed.


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