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I have an Nginx server this is returning a 403 when a client uses the HTTP OPTIONS method. It sounds like Nginx does not support the OPTIONS method, but I couldn't find conclusive evidence of this on the Interwebs.

Right now Nginx is running on Centos5. Is it true that Nginx does not support this and is there a module that could be enabled for Nginx to support OPTIONS?

Thanks.

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This is not supported in nginx. Your options are to write a module yourself, or wait for someone else to do it. There is a list of official modules and 3rd party modules available on their wiki.

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Nginx does indeed support the OPTIONS method. It is specifically mentioned in the documentation for the core module:

http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_core_module.html#limit_except

You can configure nginx to respond to it on the basis of the value of the $request_method variable.

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