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Forcing HTTPS Traffic with NGINX

With benefits including security, improved performance, and better search engine positioning, there's no reason to not be serving *all* web traffic over HTTPS. In this activity, the student will take an existing NGINX virtual host that only handles traffic over HTTP and configure it to handle HTTPS traffic (using a self-signed certificate) and redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 1h 15m
Clock icon Jul 23, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Accept HTTPS Requests for

    The student is asked to expand the NGINX configuration so that an explicit request to renders the status page. This will require generating a self-signed certificate to use in the SSL configuration.

  2. Challenge

    HTTP Requests for Redirect to HTTPS Equivalent

    Requests to port 80 (HTTP) for should redirect to the same URL over HTTPS with a status code of 301 or 302.

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