Too many redirects error - Django Channels deployment using Nginx and Daphne

I’m running a Django Channels app on DigitalOcean, Ubuntu 16.04 using Daphne and Nginx. I’m trying to make this as simple as possible right now, I just want to be able to go to my domain name and see my app being served.

Followed this post.

“Nginx will only be used as a proxy for your django application, your django application will be running with daphne. And you should have daphne running on (or change the port to your likings).”

I have enabled Let’s Encrypt SSL for my page and told all http requests to be redirected to https.

My page is showing the error redirected you too many times.

I’m running daphne on

daphne -b -p 8001 myapp.asgi:application

I can see the app on my VPM droplet’s ip address if I run the below command, but obviously I want to see the app on, not the IP address!

daphne -b 44.444.444.444 -p 8001 myapp.asgi:application

my nginx config file

server {
    listen 80;
    server_tokens off;
    return 301 https://$server_name$request_uri;

server {
    listen 443 ssl; # managed by Certbot

    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  

    root /home/me/myapp/src/myapp;

    location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }

    location /static/ {
        root /home/me/myapp/src/myapp;

    location /media/  {
        root /home/me/myapp/src/myapp;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ @python_django;

    location @python_django {
        proxy_pass_request_headers on;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
        proxy_redirect off;

I’ve spent weeks trying to get this to work and obviously need help. I’ve looked through the docs and

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I invite anyone else to weigh in on this who may have more experience with Django and Daphne, but I wanted to weigh in what I do know about this error you are receiving.

The error in itself simply means that the website is redirecting to itself in a loop. If Nginx is redirecting requests to https, then I might propose that the back-end application is redirecting requests to http. This is not at all uncommon, many back-end applications enforce their site URL as configured in their code, and reversing http/https redirects on both ends will cause this.

It would then be my suggestion to take a look at how the back-end app works, and see if this is something you can influence in it’s behavior.