Passing extra headers along with a X-Accel-Redirect

Anup Shukla anup.shkl at
Fri Apr 4 17:49:55 MSD 2008

Joaquin Cuenca Abela wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a backend in PHP that is using X-Accel-Redirect to make nginx
> send a file. Along with that file, I have to set up some headers, with
> content that will be decided by the PHP backend. If I just add a
> header in PHP, nginx eats it. Is there anyway to pass an extra header
> from PHP to the end client?
> Thanks!

AFAIK, nginx does not eat up the headers.
Most probably your headers from php are being overridden by the
headers send by the proxied server.

You many use proxy_hide_header directive to suppress headers from
the proxied server. This will prevent the headers from your php.

- Anup

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