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nginx config for proxying requests for plex over a hostname-based virtualhost.
upstream plex-upstream {
# change to the hostname:port of your plex server.
# this can be "localhost:32400", for instance, if Plex is running on the same server as nginx.
server {
listen 80;
# server names for this server.
# any requests that come in that match any these names will use the proxy.
# this is where everything cool happens (you probably don't need to change anything here):
location / {
# if a request to / comes in, 301 redirect to the main plex page.
# but only if it doesn't contain the X-Plex-Device-Name header
# this fixes a bug where you get permission issues when accessing the web dashboard
if ($http_x_plex_device_name = '') {
rewrite ^/$ http://$http_host/web/index.html;
# set some headers and proxy stuff.
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
proxy_redirect off;
# include Host header
proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
# proxy request to plex server
proxy_pass http://plex-upstream;
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jeaber commented Dec 6, 2017


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Did you ever get it working @andrewm659 ?

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dsculptor commented Aug 24, 2021

Update: The original gist without the proxy_set_headers as mentioned in follow-ups works well.
Thanks @spikegrobstein.

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