This webpage has a redirect loop (ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS)

Krishna Kumar K K krishna at
Mon Mar 7 19:08:04 UTC 2016


My set up is as below:

NGINX (reverse proxy) -->IBM WebSeal (redirects to a common login page, after authentication forwards to internal proxy along with the redirected url) --> Internal Proxy (IBM http Server) --> WebSphere Portal.

I am trying to access https://<host_name>/wps/seedlist/myserver?<https://%3chost_name%3e/wps/seedlist/myserver?>

Host_name is the server_name on NGINX and the url is in the Portal server. When I am accessing it directly, replacing the host_name with Portal server IP/port, it works.

With the host_name, I am getting the message as in the subject line, on the browser.

My nginx config is below:-

    server_tokens off; #Turn off version number
    add_header X-Frame-Options "SAMEORIGIN"; #Turn off click jacking; so no frames
    add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";
    add_header X-Content-Type-Options nosniff;

# Redirect all insecure requests to the secure port
server {
  listen <IP_address>:80 ;
  server_name <server name>;
   return 301 https://<server_name>$request_uri;

# Serve SSL encrypted data
server {
  listen <IP_address>:443 default_server ssl;
  add_header Strict-Transport-Security max-age=15768000;
  server_name <server_name>;

  access_log /web/nginx/servers/name/logs/access.log;
  error_log /web/nginx/servers/name/logs/ error.log;

  # Security
    ssl on;
    ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
    ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:10m;
    ssl_dhparam /etc/ssl/certs/dhparam.pem;
    ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;


  # Specify the certificate and key
    ssl_certificate /etc/nginx/ssl/name/;
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/nginx/ssl/name/;

location /download/ {
                                                rewrite ^/download/vadxeval$ "https://<server name>/mybrocade/secure/navigate?nid=n32&prodCode=VIRTUAL_ADX&pname=VADX_DOWNLOAD&completePath=downloads/Virtual ADX/Virtual ADX_Eval"  break;
                                                rewrite ^/download/apitoolkit$ "https:// <server name>/mybrocade/secure/navigate?nid=n30&prodCode=BRD_API_SUPPORT&prodCatCode=API&pname=VYATTA_DOWNLOAD&completePath=Brocade API Toolkit"  break;

  location / {
        rewrite ^/$ https:// <server name>/wps/myportal/ break;
        rewrite ^/wps/portal$ http:// <server name>/wps/myportal/ break;

        index index.html;
        root /web/nginx/servers/name/conf;
    proxy_set_header        Host $server_name;
    proxy_set_header        X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header        X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    proxy_set_header        X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;

    proxy_pass http://<webseal_hostname>/;
    proxy_read_timeout 90;

Please help.

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