How to proxy https to http and enable ssl?

Hello everyone,

I have configured an app that communicated via websocket (ws) protocol. I want to config this app over https but getting “mixed content error”:

** The app was loaded over HTTPS, but attempted to connect to the insecure WebSocket endpoint.

Now I want to proxy https to http while enabling the SSL as well.

My current configs are:

server {
           listen 443;

            ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot
            ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot
            include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-nginx.conf; # managed by Certbot
            ssl_dhparam /etc/letsencrypt/ssl-dhparams.pem; # managed by Certbot
           ssl on;
           ssl_session_cache  builtin:1000  shared:SSL:10m;

        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;

            proxy_read_timeout 86400;       

server {
	listen 8000;
	root /home/ubuntu/alf_poc/app;
	# Add index.php to the list if you are using PHP
	index index.html;


However, I’m still getting the same error. Is there any help how can I proxy/redirect https to http and enable SSL as well?

Many thanks


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Hi there @myahya,

As per the official Nginx documentaton, what I could suggest trying is to add the following extra proxy rules:

        proxy_http_version 1.1;
        proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
        proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";

After that run a config test:

  1. sudo nginx -t

And if you get Syntax OK, restart Nginx:

  1. sudo systemctl restart nginx

Let me know how it goes! Regards, Bobby