URL-Rewriting not working

Francis Daly francis at daoine.org
Sun Apr 9 15:17:21 UTC 2017

On Sun, Apr 09, 2017 at 06:36:51PM +0530, Ajay Garg wrote:

Hi there,

> Got it Francis !!

Good news.

>                 location / {
>                                         auth_basic 'Restricted';
>                                         auth_basic_user_file
> /home/20da689b45c84f2b80bc84d651ed573f/.htpasswd;
>                                         if ($remote_user =
> "20da689b45c84f2b80bc84d651ed573f") {
>                                                 proxy_pass
>                                         }
>                 }

When you come to add the second user, you will see that you want one
file with all the user/pass details.

You will probably also see that it will be good to use a map
(http://nginx.org/r/map) to set a variable for the port to connect to,
based on $remote_user. Then your main config becomes just "proxy_pass$per_user_port;".

Note that I have not tested that, and expect that there may be some more
subtleties involved, such as perhaps requiring an explicit proxy_redirect

Note also that you will probably want to set a default value for
$per_user_port, and make sure that something sensible happens when that
value is used -- probably a response along the lines of "something isn't
fully set up on the server yet; please wait or let us know", so the user
is not confused.

Good luck with it,

Francis Daly        francis at daoine.org

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