NGIX to Apache for Digest Authentication

Gurumurthy Sundar Gurumurthy.Sundar at
Fri Feb 20 19:46:37 UTC 2015

I have a NGINX in front of Apache which has both Basic and Digest authentication turned on. I'd like a set up where a user connects to NGINX (using Basic or Digest) and NGINX simply proxy the request to the Apache where the actual authentication happens. I have the Basic case working but not the Digest. Here's how the config for Basic looks like:

location /basic {

          proxy_set_header x-user $http_x_user;
          proxy_pass       http://my.apache.server; // where authentication happens
                  proxy_set_header X-Original-URI $request_uri;
          proxy_set_header       Host $host;
          proxy_set_header       X-Real-IP $remote_addr;

Could somebody help me out on how to accomplish the Digest case?

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