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How do I configure NGINX to redirect http to https?

How do I configure NGINX to redirect http to https?

Nginx Redirect all HTTP traffic to HTTPS

  1. Listen 80 : This instructs the system to catch all HTTP traffic on Port 80.
  2. Server_name _; : This will match any hostname.
  3. Return 301 : This tells the browser (and search engines) that this is a permanent redirect.

What is NGINX permanent redirect?

Temporary and Permanent Nginx Redirect Explained On the other hand, a permanent Nginx redirect informs the web browser that it should permanently link the old page or domain to a new location or domain. To map this change, the redirects response code 301 is used for designating the permanent movement of a page.

What is 301 redirect NGINX?

Permanent redirects such as NGINX 301 Redirect simply makes the browser forget the old address entirely and prevents it from attempting to access that address anymore. These redirects are very useful if your content has been permanently moved to a new location, like when you change domain names or servers.

How do I redirect www to non NGINX?

How to Redirect www to non-www

  1. Locate your virtual host configuration file, which is typically located in /etc/nginx/sites-available .
  2. Restart Nginx to apply the change. Ubuntu or Debian systems use the command: $ sudo systemctl restart nginx.

How do I enable HTTPS in Nginx?

Tutorial Nginx – Enable HTTPS

  1. Install the Nginx server and the required packages.
  2. Create a private key and the website certificate using the OpenSSL command.
  3. Enter the requested information.
  4. On the option named COMMON_NAME, you need to enter the IP address or hostname.
  5. Here is the file, before our configuration.

Do redirects need SSL?

Yes. The redirection is an HTTP-level action which happens inside the SSL envelope. The client needs to establish an SSL connection to the original host before it ‘sees’ the redirect, then after completing the redirect it must establish another SSL connection to the target host.

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