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This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: How to use NGINX to proxy requests for Confluence

I can't get it to work as documented with Confluence 5.9.

I can come close with the following nginx.conf file:

server {
    location /blah/ {
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_pass http://stupefied_franklin:8090/blah/;

Note that I had to put a trailing slash after blah.

The resulting configuration mostly does the job, but with one critical exception: the create space dialog opens but spins forever (the space blueprint icons never load) ...

Does someone have an example nginx.conf and server.xml file I can use as reference?

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Daniel Eads Community Champion Mar 30, 2016

Hi Thomas,

Here's the relevant location portion from our nginx config:

location / {
        proxy_pass          http://localhost:8090;
        proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-Host $host;
        proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-Server $host;
        proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header    X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_redirect      off;
        client_max_body_size 10M;
        proxy_connect_timeout 30s;

And the connector from server.xml:

<Connector port="8090" connectionTimeout="20000" redirectPort="8443"
                maxThreads="200" minSpareThreads="10"
                enableLookups="false" acceptCount="10" debug="0" URIEncoding="UTF-8"

We're currently on 5.9.4; previously we were on 5.7.1 with the same configuration. We are terminating TLS at nginx, so the scheme and proxyPort settings in server.xml should be updated to http and 80 if you're not using nginx for SSL/TLS.


It's also worth checking to make sure the baseURL in Confluence is correct.

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