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Nginx configuration for aws beanstalk, enables gzip, sets up node proxy
# All nginx configurations can go here
# This creates a file at the address below on the beanstalk instance
mode: "000644"
owner: root
group: root
content: |
upstream nodejs {
keepalive 256;
# 8080 set by AWS
server {
listen 8080;
# maximum file size for image uploads
client_max_body_size 10M;
# internal log handling by AWS
if ($time_iso8601 ~ "^(\d{4})-(\d{2})-(\d{2})T(\d{2})") {
set $year $1;
set $month $2;
set $day $3;
set $hour $4;
access_log /var/log/nginx/healthd/application.log.$year-$month-$day-$hour healthd;
access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log main;
# path to static files
root /var/app/current/dist/client;
# First match requests to files, if not found forward it to nodejs
location / {
try_files $uri $uri/ @backend;
location @backend {
proxy_pass http://nodejs;
proxy_set_header Connection "";
proxy_http_version 1.1;
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
# Enabling compression
gzip on;
gzip_comp_level 4;
gzip_types text/plain text/css application/json application/x-javascript application/javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript;
value: true
option_name: NodeCommand
value: "npm start"
# remove the default nginx config files from beanstalk
command: "rm -f /tmp/deployment/config/#etc#nginx#conf.d#00_elastic_beanstalk_proxy.conf /etc/nginx/conf.d/00_elastic_beanstalk_proxy.conf"
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