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NGINX Proxy with SSL

This section requires NGINX.


If using Cloudflare, you can generate a certificate for your domain through the dashboard.

First head over to your Cloudflare dashboard and select your domain. Then click the SSL/TLS tab and click "Client Certificates".

Click "Create Certificate", and choose the following options.

Click create once you have selected the options, and you will be given a certificate in the "PEM" format. Copy the certificates content and paste it into a file called /etc/ssl/certs/<your domain>.key.

Copy the private key's content and paste it into a file called /etc/ssl/certs/<your domain>.pem.

If your domain was you would have the following 2 files:


Now you can configure the NGINX configuration file to use the SSL certificate.

server {
listen 443 ssl;
client_max_body_size 100M;
server_name <your domain>;
ssl_certificate /etc/ssl/certs/<your domain>.pem;
ssl_certificate_key /etc/ssl/certs/<your domain>.key;
location / {
proxy_pass http://localhost:3000;
proxy_set_header Host $host;
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;
Last updated: 8/4/2023
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