NGINX: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS

KB ID 0001617

Problem

Rather by accident I discovered this was not working on the site. I know it used to work, but when the old certificate expired last year I was on holiday in The States, and had a panic trying to disable https, (to keep the site up until I got back and bought a new cert). So I’m guessing its been broken since then.

Solution

I spent about two days looking at forums about how to do this, and every time I edited the NGINX default file, the site stopped working. In the end I found one post in the middle of a discussion about this and that was the ONLY solution that worked for me.

Paste the following WITHIN your server block.

# Force HTTP to HTTPS Redirection (Entire Site)
if ($scheme != "https") {
    rewrite ^ https://$host$uri permanent;
}

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Author: PeteLong

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