Setup for consuming external web APIs from internal app

Frederik Nosi frederik.nosi at
Wed Aug 19 18:13:33 UTC 2015

On 08/19/2015 11:57 AM, Chino Aureus wrote:
> Hi NGinx users,
> Not sure if this is off topic.
> Need help on what would be the recommended setup/architecture for 
> consuming external web apis (e.g. twitter, Facebook APIs) securely 
> from an application deployed in an internal network.   And how NGINX 
> can augment in this use case.
> This is what I have in mind but I'm not sure if this is a supported 
> setup of nginx.
> InternalAPP --> (DMZ)  NGINX ->  external web api.
> Appreciate any advise :)

If you're trying to limit your application calls to outside, ex. let's 
say your app can connect only to:


this seems more a job for a forwar proxy, typically squid.

> Regards,
> Chino

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