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

Aleksandar Lazic al-nginx at
Mon May 28 16:28:35 UTC 2018

On 28/05/2018 07:16, Quintin Par wrote:
>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

What's wrong with if in your use case.

The solution with the map looks okay to me.

>- Quintin

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