nginx module dev help: nginx http subrequest of type POST (including POST params)

quadmaniac nginx-forum at
Mon Feb 23 07:42:54 UTC 2015

Hi nginx experts!
 This is my first post in this forum - I'm hoping you folks can throw some
light on a problem I'm facing.

I'm trying to develop a module very similar to the
( While seeing the
source code, I realized that this uses ngx_http_subrequest to create a
subrequest to a server, and the implementation of ngx_http_subrequest sets
the type of request to a GET:

sr->method = NGX_HTTP_GET;

My use case is this - I need a module that performs authentication based on
the subrequest (identical to the module). HOWEVER, the subrequest should
include POST params (request body). This is required since the
authentication server (that the subrequest points to) will use something
like AWS's signing technique
( to match
signatures. This technique hashes the request body and verifies the hash -
hence I need the subrequest to include the request body too.

Is there any way I can achieve this? I cannot seem to figure out how
implement something like ngx_http_subrequest that would include POST

Help please :) !

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