How can I get nginx to display webapp in **/here ?

I’ve built a web app and now I would like to move it to it’s own / location on my domain, I thought doing the following would work;

location /here { proxy_pass }

but that doesn’t work, if I proxy_pass the app to the / location it works fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Kamal Nasser
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August 2, 2016
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If you rewrite the URL before proxying the request to the backend, it will receive the correct URL while still being served under /here:

location /here {
    rewrite ^/here/(.*)$ /$1 break;
    proxy_redirect    off;

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What I mean is if a proxy_pass the app at the / location I can view the app fine at my domains address but I dont want that, what I am looking for is have the app be accessible from