Problem with return 302 redirection, with Nginx 1.3.11 + Drupal 7

Francis Daly francis at
Wed Jan 23 12:03:36 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:46:23AM +0000, Mark Alan wrote:

Hi there,

> location ~* ^/(\?q=)?(?:user|admin|contact$) {
>    return 302 https://$host$request_uri;
> }

That probably won't match the request that you want it to match.

> What should I do to get redirected to
> or, if that is not possible, to
> ?

The request has location = /, and $query_string
= q=user, and $arg_q = user.

So you should use some combination of those variables within

  location = / {}

to do the redirection.

Use $arg_q if you don't care about any other parts of the query string. If
you have many things to compare, creating a "map" is probably worthwhile.

And you'll also want to consider what to do in that location if $arg_q
is not one that you want to redirect -- possibly just letting it fall
through to the "index" value will do.

Francis Daly        francis at

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