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I have to configure a Nginx server wich will be used as http(s) proxy and caching like a Apache server with proxy_pass and proxy_pass_reverse directives.

The system will be like this : The nginx server respond to requests. If I type, the nginx server have to proxy_pass on the internal adress (exemple : It's the same thing for other services (like If I navigate on redmine, the URL will be[...] It's like using multiple proxy_pass and proxy_pass_reverse directives on a apache vhost.

I have troubles with sites like Redmine because if I click on a link on Redmine, redirect on and that makes a 404 error (the webpage is searched on the nginx server). If I type directly it works.

How can I fix this problem ? Thank you


This configuration don't works for me. For example, I tried :

location /pma {

The login page is loaded correctly but when I try to log on, my browser open this link:[...] and gets a 404 error.

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The proxy_redirect directive can be used to modify redirects sent by backend servers. Based on your description of the behaviour, you need the following configuration:


Try this for phpMyAdmin:

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Added suggestion for phpMyAdmin. – mgorven May 24 '12 at 4:44
It don't works but when I try to log on, it sends me to[...] with the login page again and if I try to log on again, I get the 404 error with[...] – user122183 May 24 '12 at 5:57

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