Redirect traffic from HTTP to HTTPS Using Nginx

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Let’s redirect all http traffic to https thus making all traffic more secure while getting a little extra love from Google.

Updated your configuration file

Add this to our current configuration file or make a new one.

server {
    listen 80;
    return 301$request_uri;

Always test your configuration

ALWAYS check your configuration before reloading nginx. ALWAYS!

sudo service nginx configtest
# or
sudo /usr/sbin/nginx -t

For such settings to take effect you will have to reload Nginx again with the command:

sudo service nginx reload
# or
sudo /usr/sbin/nginx -s reload

Check the redirect is working as expected

We can use curl -I url-to-test to do this quickly and easily.

$ curl -I

And we should see something like this:

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:11:15 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Sergei Filippov

Sergei Filippov

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