Automatic trailing slash redirect and scheme

Francis Daly francis at
Thu Aug 22 22:07:07 UTC 2019

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 03:22:38PM +0200, Jean-Daniel FISCHER wrote:

Hi there,

> I an trying to set the sheme used in automatic redirect generates by nginx
> when trailing slash is missing. The nginx server is behind a proxy that
> handles ssl, hence all requests are made using http so nginx use http in
> absolute redirect.
> Is there a way to configure nginx to use the value of
> "$http_x_forwarded_proto" ?

I think "not directly".

So, if the ssl-handling proxy does not have the equivalent of
proxy_redirect ( to modify the Location:
header before it goes to the client; then you could use "absolute_redirect
off" ( so that nginx will omit the
scheme and host and port from the Location: header, which all current
clients should Just Work with.

Francis Daly        francis at

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