HTTPS header missing from single server

Francis Daly francis at
Sun Mar 10 10:40:31 UTC 2013

On Sat, Mar 09, 2013 at 09:51:02PM -0800, Grant wrote:

Hi there,

> How can I make nginx set the HTTPS header in a single http/https
> server?

What is "the HTTPS header"?

> piwik with force_ssl=1 on apache goes into a redirect loop
> because it doesn't know SSL is on due to the nginx reverse proxy.

This sounds like one or more fastcgi_param key/value pairs are not set
the way your application wants them to be set. is how you set them. And it
includes an example with the $https variable, which is described in

The usual nginx directive inheritance rules apply, so you'll want to add
your fastcgi_param line to the correct place -- possibly just after you
include the external file.

Francis Daly        francis at

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