NGINX blocking website posts

I have successfully deployed my website to digital ocean, however I am not able to log users in. It seems to be breaking with a server 500 error. GET requests from my api are working I believe just not POST. I am using Django Rest framework on the backend and vue for the frontend. Here is my backend .conf file :

upstream relate_app_server {
	server unix:/webapps/relate/env_3_8/run/gunicorn.sock fail_timeout=0;          

server {
	listen 80;
	client_max_body_size 4G;
	access_log /var/log/nginx/api-access.log;
	error_log /var/log/nginx/api-error.log;

	location /static/ {
		alias /webapps/relate/env_3_8/relate_django/static/;
	location /media/ {
		alias /webapps/relate/env_3_8/relate_django/media/;
	location / {
	proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for; 
	proxy_set_header Host $http_host; 
	proxy_redirect off; 
	proxy_pass http://relate_app_server;       

and my front.conf file:

server {
	listen 80;   

	root /webapps/relate/relate_vue/dist;                        

	index index.html;

	location / {
		try_files $uri $uri/ /index.html; 

Here is my


Does anyone have any ideas what might be happening? Any help would be really appreciated. Im not really getting anywhere with this…

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August 22, 2022

Hi @littleturquoiseanemone,

Can you please check your Error Log and see the exact error behind the POST request for logging in? It would be either in Nginx or in Django’s logs.

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