proper way to redirect from http to https w/query string notifier

Francis Daly francis at
Tue Mar 24 17:32:43 UTC 2015

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 11:33:41AM -0400, Jonathan Vanasco wrote:

Hi there,

> 			if ($query_string){
> 				return 301 https://$host$request_uri&source=server1 ;
> 			}
> 			return 301 https://$host$request_uri?source=server1 ;
> I'm just wondering if there is a more appropriate way

If your backend will accept /request?source=server1 and
/request?&source=server1 as being equivalent, then you could use the
$is_args variable and just always

  return 301 https://$host$request_uri$is_args&source=server1;

Francis Daly        francis at

More information about the nginx mailing list