Block countries - Nginx

Sathish Kumar satcse88 at
Mon May 21 03:49:53 UTC 2018

Hi All,

I have a requirement to block certain countries coming to our website.  I
managed to achieved it using the ngx_http_geoip_module. I have a problem
now, if the request comes through Amazon API Gateway, how can I read the
X-forwarded-for header or block these request too.

map $geoip_country_code $allow_country {
 default yes;
SG no;

geoip_country /etc/nginx/GeoIP.dat; # the country IP database
geoip_city /etc/nginx/GeoLiteCity.dat; # the city IP database

if ($allow_country = no) {
return 444;

Thanks & Regards
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