Our nginx module development roadmap (draft)

agentzh agentzh at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 15:37:49 MSK 2010

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Delta Yeh <delta.yeh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can we use ngx_lua to do access control? security check ?
>  I mean  some feature of mod_security.

We're already using ngx_lua to do most of the access control in
production (the other part is done by iptables for sure ;)).

There's mainly 3 ways:

1. Use set_by_lua directly, combined with the standard ngx_rewrite
module if your checking logic does not require network I/O.

2. Use Maxim Dounin's ngx_http_auth_request module to issue a
subrequest to a location configured by "content_by_lua" if your checks
require I/O.

3. If your content handler is already content_by_lua, just use normal
Lua code to do access control there.


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