Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#5546 closed defect (wontfix)

Server hardly hostable behind nginx proxy_pass and https

Reported by: microjoe Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: programming Keywords:
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I am currently hosting my GMG instance behind a nginx proxy using the following line:

proxy_pass http://localhost:6543;

Since the fastcgi configuration is totally not working (flup errors) this is currently the only way I have to host my GMG. It is behind a secured nginx server with letsencrypt support. However API URLs are returning http://localhost:6543/api/... urls because GMG does not know it is behind a proxy.

I managed to make everything work with the following nginx config:

location /
    proxy_set_header Host       $host;

And this modification in in order to enforce https:

request.environ['wsgi.url_scheme'] = 'https'

However this is hacky. I am not familiar enough with wsgi stuff to propose a patch but hosting via proxy should be way simpler than this hacking. Maybe propose new configuration parameters such as ENFORCE_HTTPS or stuff.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by microjoe, 7 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Proposed solution by ayleph on IRC is to use uwsgi instead of fastcgi. See for example this blogpost:

I am going to propose a patch for uwsgi script starter so that it is simple to start a uwsgi server.

The solution to this issue is: do NOT use if behind a proxy. Use uwsgi instead.

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