Alter Config On Startup

António P. P. Almeida appa at
Fri Nov 11 00:31:01 UTC 2011

On 10 Nov 2011 16h47 WET, nginx-forum at wrote:

> Hello, I have a SSL section in my nginx.conf file and I want to
> start up nginx without SSL enabled. Is this possible without
> removing the SSL info in the conf file?

Yes. You'll have to:

1. Create a script that enables the SSL part. The most viable way
   seems to be through the include directive.

2. Reload nginx.

3. Done.

Using sed supposing that you start Nginx without SSL enabled. The SSL
config is in a file sslhost.conf. In the file you have the regular
HTTP config:

server {
  # HTTP (no SSL)

##SSL include sslhost.conf;

sed -i 's/##SSL //' <vhost config file>

service nginx reload

Now the SSL config is active.

--- appa

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