Flask App wsgi nginx error : permission denied while connecting to upstream

Posted July 30, 2016 26.3k views

I’m getting a 502 bad gateway on nginx, and the following on the logs: connect() to …myproject.sock failed (No such directory or file /home/nickname/myproject/myproject.sock) while connecting to upstream.
Although I went to create the file “myproject.sock” in the myproject directory which gives me (13: Permission denied) error.

My working dir (myproject) is in /home/nickname dir. And I also created myprojectenv in the /home/nickname directory as well, making it 2 directory in the /home/nickname

Also the chmod-socket was 660 but I changed it to 666 thinking it was a privileges issue, but I still have an error 502.


module = wsgi:app

master = true
processes = 5

socket = myproject.sock
chmod-socket = 666
vacuum = true

die-on-term = true


Description=uWSGI instance to serve myproject

ExecStart=/home/nickname/myprojectenv/bin/uwsgi --ini myproject.ini



server {
    listen 80;

    location / {
        include uwsgi_params;
        uwsgi_pass unix:/home/nickname/myproject/myproject.sock;

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I assume you followed the DigitalOcean tutorial “How To Serve Flask Applications with uWSGI and Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04”. It seems like few few people are running into the same issue. Take a look at this answer:

ugh me too. My only deviation from the tutorial was to put the folder in the “shared” directory.