handling x_forwarded_proto with Nginx as backend to HAproxy

jaychris nginx-forum at nginx.us
Mon Apr 15 21:35:27 UTC 2013

Running Nginx 1.2.7 behind HAproxy, with SSL being terminated on on HAproxy.
 I was using the X_FORWARDED_PROTO header to make some decisions on the
backend when I was using Apache, but it doesn't look like Nginx is handling
the header currently:

client sent invalid header line: "X_FORWARDED_PROTO: http" while reading
client request headers,

I found an old thread that seemed to address this, with Igor suggesting to

http {
   map $http_x_forwarded_proto $my_https {
  default off;
  https on;

server {
  location {
    fastcgi_param HTTPS $my_https;

but this doesn't seem to be carrying the header forward.  Maybe it's a lack
of understanding on my part or maybe the way the issue is handled has
changed in the years since that post (HERE:
http://osdir.com/ml/nginx/2010-05/msg00101.html), but if anyone has a
suggestion I would appreciate it.

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