I want to proxy a webmin endpoint eg. https://xx.xx.xx.xx:10000 so it will be accessable from https://webmin.example.com


server {
    listen  443 ssl http2;
    server_name  webmin.example.com;
    ssl_certificate  /var/ini/ssl/example.com/public.crt;
    ssl_certificate_key  /var/ini/ssl/example.com/private.key;
    location / {
        proxy_pass  https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:10000/;


echo "referers=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" >> /etc/webmin/config

When requesting https://example.com the request is proxied to webmin, but I get this

If this is a legitimate link, you can allow links from this URL as follows :

Login to Webmin normally.
Go to the Webmin Configuration module.
Click on the Trusted Referrers icon.

I already have added the ip address to referers= in webmin config

... and have restarted webmin server

  • To the VtC crowd: Webmin is not inherently off-topic because it is not a control panel in the same sense as how cPanel/Plesk completely modify the system to fit those tools and normal administration becomes impossible, au contraire... – HBruijn Dec 6 '15 at 20:41

You need to add the original url used to access the webmin interface, i.e. webmin.example.com instead of the ip address.

See the webmin doc here:


OR trusted Referrers here:


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