Nginx: allow access to admin ONLY if the request has a secret header. Do this without the if-evil case.

Quintin Par quintinpar at
Mon May 28 12:16:59 UTC 2018

My website’s being hit hard and I am trying to see if I can limit this at
the load balancer (Nginx) level by cutting off requests that don’t have a
special header.

I’ve seen some solutions that involve the if statement, notably

Can someone help me with a solution that does NOT involve using an if

- Quintin
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