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Discussion on: Attach SSL to Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) and enable HTTPS

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Ryne Benson • Edited on

I commented on another post, but I think it's more accurate to be placed here. Now that we have SSL setup how should we go about forwarding http to https? I was thinking the best place to do that would be the nginx file, but now I'm receiving 502 and 504 errors. I basically updated that .conf file to look something like this:

server {
  listen 80;

  server_name _;

  location / {
    root      /usr/share/nginx/html;

    index     index.html index.htm;

    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.html;
  }

  error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;

  location = /50x.html {
    root /usr/share/nginx/html;
  }

  return 301 https://$host$request_uri;
}
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How do you go about forwarding http to https with this setup?

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Mubbashir Mustafa Author

That you need to do within the ELB (AWS Elastic Load Balancer).

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Ryne Benson

Ah i see I just needed to edit the rule to "Redirect to" then "Port": 443. Thank you!