proxy_cache_key + redirects

Mirosław Jaworski mjaw at
Wed Mar 3 22:26:20 MSK 2010

On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 19:49 +0100, Taras Girnyk wrote:
> Of course, with such setup when i load and after 5 min load
> i see cached result from But with this login page i can't even
> imagine why this to different urls is caching as the same one.

Unfortunately nginx site lacks sane examples.

If you happen to have Host: header based virtual servers on the same
backend and you don't use separate nginx server {} sections for those
virtuals on the frontend, you want to use $host variable within

I use
proxy_cache_key        $scheme://$host$request_uri;

> Also, if i add $host in proxy_cache_key i'm starting to get permanent
> redirects.

This may be the side effect of the application on the backend, 
which behaves this way when it cannot set cookies ( doesn't receive
it after trying to set it ). Use 
proxy_pass_header  Set-Cookie;
within your proxying location / {}

Miroslaw "Psyborg" Jaworski
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