I have already tried suggestions mentioned in:

Hide port in Nginx reverse proxy redirection

but it does not help me.

I have done nginx reverse proxy for my django+gunicorn application and it is open on port 8000. I can access a machine name as http://some_machine:8000 to see my app running. I have mapped localhost running on that machine with machine name using Nginx reverse proxy. I want to hide the port and in url would like something like http://some_machine/zmk instead of http://some_machine:8000/zmk.

I am writing the below content to my /etc/nginx/conf.d folder:

upstream zms {    
  server zms:8000;    

# portal

server {    
  location /zmk {    
        proxy_pass http://zms/;    
        # proxy_redirect http://some-machine:8000/ http://some-machine/zmk;    
        port_in_redirect off;    
        # autoindex on;            
        proxy_set_header Host $host:$server_port;    
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;    
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;    
        proxy_set_header   X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;    
  listen 8000;    
  server_name localhost    
  server_name_in_redirect off;    

I am not understanding what am I doing wrong? I have also tried copying the above content to /etc/nginx/site-available folder.

1 Answer 1


Change your listen statement to listen 80 instead. That way your nginx server will listen on port 80 and proxy the traffic to port 8000.

  • On port 80 my other ASP.NET app is serving angular static files. If I change it to listen 80, my django app stops working. Sep 13, 2018 at 14:31
  • Then put that ASP.NET app also behind your nginx server. How else do you suggest to hide the port number if you can't use port 80?
    – Tommiie
    Sep 13, 2018 at 14:50
  • ASP.NET is also running behind nginx that is where it is serving static files through port 80 Sep 13, 2018 at 15:08
  • If they are both behind nginx you can have them both work on port 80....
    – Tommiie
    Sep 14, 2018 at 6:48
  • thanks, how do I do that ? Sep 14, 2018 at 8:34

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