How to hide .user.ini in my NGINX server to use Wordfence in Wordpress?

Hello, i just got a fresh install of wordpress and i installed Wordfence and it recommends me to hide user.ini because is public and anybody can have access to it.

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Hi @hcmendez:

You can make Nginx drop all requests to the file .user.ini by returning a HTTP 400 status code (or any other error code of your choice). Add the following to the Nginx server block for your WordPress site:

    location = /.user.ini { return 400; }

This location block should be at the same level as other existing location blocks.

Then your server block should look like this:

server {
    location = /.user.ini { return 400; }
    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;