I’m trying to configure the https protocol on my website, but i have that error in browser:


This is my /etc/nginx/sites-available/default file:

server {
    listen [::]:80;
    return 301 https://$host$request_uri;

server {

    listen [::]:443;

    location / {

      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;

      # Fix the “It appears that your reverse proxy set up is broken" error.
      proxy_read_timeout  90;


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August 20, 2019
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I had a similar issue and I’ve needed to add proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto https to my nginx conf in order to sort it.

Try adding the following line in your nginx conf. Also you can always check the syntax of the nginx conf by using this command:

nginx -t

This will show you if you have any syntax errors in the configuration files.

proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto https;

Let me know how it goes Alex


Only if this is not been fixed, this is a symptomatic when you have error (mostly, duplicate) of virtual hosts.

Check vh part of ssl conf (no matter when it’s placed - http main conf or separate ssl confs) and remove faulty host.


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