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Forked from pauloricardomg/cors.nginxconf
Created February 1, 2021 09:07
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Nginx configuration for CORS-enabled HTTPS proxy with origin white-list defined by a simple regex
# Acts as a nginx HTTPS proxy server
# enabling CORS only to domains matched by regex
# /https?://.*\.mckinsey\.com(:[0-9]+)?)/
# Based on:
# *
# *
server {
listen 443 default_server ssl;
server_name localhost;
# Fake certs - fine for development purposes :-)
ssl_certificate /etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem;
ssl_certificate_key /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key;
ssl_session_timeout 5m;
location / {
proxy_redirect off;
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
# Nginx doesn't support nested If statements, so we
# concatenate compound conditions on the $cors variable
# and process later
# If request comes from allowed subdomain
# (* then we enable CORS
if ($http_origin ~* (https?://.*\.mckinsey\.com(:[0-9]+)?$)) {
set $cors "1";
# OPTIONS indicates a CORS pre-flight request
if ($request_method = 'OPTIONS') {
set $cors "${cors}o";
# Append CORS headers to any request from
# allowed CORS domain, except OPTIONS
if ($cors = "1") {
more_set_headers 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin: $http_origin';
more_set_headers 'Access-Control-Allow-Credentials: true';
proxy_pass http://serverIP:serverPort;
# OPTIONS (pre-flight) request from allowed
# CORS domain. return response directly
if ($cors = "1o") {
more_set_headers 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin: $http_origin';
more_set_headers 'Access-Control-Allow-Methods: GET, POST, OPTIONS, PUT, DELETE';
more_set_headers 'Access-Control-Allow-Credentials: true';
more_set_headers 'Access-Control-Allow-Headers: Origin,Content-Type,Accept';
add_header Content-Length 0;
add_header Content-Type text/plain;
return 204;
# Requests from non-allowed CORS domains
proxy_pass http://serverIP:serverPort;
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