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Example of Nginx Reverse Proxy

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of configuring an Nginx server to redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS and set up a reverse proxy for the Nginx UI running on

server {
    listen          80;
    listen          [::]:80;

    server_name     <your_server_name>;
    rewrite ^(.*)$  https://$host$1 permanent;

map $http_upgrade $connection_upgrade {
    default upgrade;
    ''      close;

server {
    listen  443       ssl;
    listen  [::]:443  ssl;
    http2   on;

    server_name         <your_server_name>;

    ssl_certificate     /path/to/ssl_cert;
    ssl_certificate_key /path/to/ssl_cert_key;

    location / {
        proxy_set_header    Host                $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;
        proxy_http_version  1.1;
        proxy_set_header    Upgrade             $http_upgrade;
        proxy_set_header    Connection          $connection_upgrade;

The configuration file consists of two Nginx server blocks. The first server block listens on port 80 (HTTP) and redirects all incoming HTTP requests to HTTPS. It also listens for IPv6 addresses. Replace <your_server_name> with your server name.

The second server block listens on port 443 (HTTPS) along with the HTTP/2 protocol. Again, it listens for IPv6 addresses as well. Replace <your_server_name> with your server name and the paths for the SSL certificate and key with /path/to/ssl_cert and /path/to/ssl_cert_key.

Additionally, the configuration includes a map directive for setting the value of the $connection_upgrade variable based on the $http_upgrade variable, which is used for WebSocket connections.

Within the second server block, the location / section contains proxy settings to forward requests to the local port 9000. The proxy settings also include a number of headers for proper handling of the forwarded requests, such as Host, X-Real-IP, X-Forwarded-For, X-Forwarded-Proto, Upgrade, and Connection.

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