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Force HTTPS redirection with NGINX

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Modify the installdir/nginx/conf/bitnami/bitnami.conf file so that it looks like this:

server {
      listen 80;
      server_name localhost;
      return 301 https://$host$request_uri;
      include "installdir/nginx/conf/bitnami/bitnami-apps-prefix.conf";
  }

After modifying the NGINX configuration file:

  • Open port 443 in the server firewall.

  • Restart NGINX to apply the changes.

Last modification April 15, 2019