Tag Archive: SSL

Oct 26

How to: Move your NginX website to HTTPs / SSL

  How to: Move your NginX website to HTTPs / SSL It comes at no surprise that a lot of people are looking into moving their sites to HTTPs due to recent events: Google’s decision to give ranking points to sites that use SSL / HTTPs and eavesdropping by governments world wide. There are a number …

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Oct 26

How to: Create a Self Signed Certificate in Ubuntu

How to: Create a Self Signed Certificate in Ubuntu Many times during the initial phases of a Web Server deployment we are in need of testing secure communications (and its configuration) using a certificate. Unfortunately we might not have a valid certificate from a certification authority at the time. There are also other scenarios were you …

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May 07

Changes with NginX 1.7 – Low

Changes with NginX 1.7 Below are the list of changes from the 1.5.13 release of NginX to version 1.7. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES. This update includes several new Features so updating to this version is not considered urgent/critical. Changes with nginx 1.7.0 24 Apr 2014 *) Feature: backend SSL certificate verification. *) …

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May 04

How to: Improve SSL performance on NginX

How to: Improve SSL performance on NginX You would be surprised but a lot of people face SSL performance issues when using NginX. I recently deployed SPDY over SSL for my sites and came to realize that SPDY was in fact much slower than using standard HTTP. I proceeded to leave SSL alone and see …

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Mar 25

Resolved: Microsoft Office has detected a problem with your Information Rights Management configuration. Contact your administrator for more information.

Resolved: Microsoft Office has detected a problem with your Information Rights Management configuration. About a week ago one of our client computers started facing issues regarding the ability to access the Information Rights Management IRM server. We use Windows Azure’s IRM service (Azure Rights Management) so there are a few things you need to do …

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Feb 13

What is: NginX

What is: NginX Lately I have been writing a lot about NginX so I thought I would write a small post to describe NginX and what it is.Although I like to write it NginX because its origins are in the Linux world they write it all in lower case nginx (I know, boring right). The …

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Feb 12

Changes with NginX 1.4.5

Changes with NginX 1.4.5 Below are the list of changes from the 1.4.4 release of NginX to stable version 1.4.5. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES   Changes with nginx 1.4.5 11 Feb 2014 *) Bugfix: the $ssl_session_id variable contained full session serialized instead of just a session id. Thanks to …

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Feb 12

Changes with NginX 1.5.10

Changes with NginX 1.5.10 Below are the list of changes from the 1.5.9 release of NginX to version 1.5.10. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES   Changes with nginx 1.5.10 04 Feb 2014 *) Feature: the ngx_http_spdy_module now uses SPDY 3.1 protocol. Thanks to Automattic and MaxCDN for sponsoring this work. *) Feature: …

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Dec 21

How to: Redirect an URL in NGINX

How to: Redirect an URL in NGINX One might need to redirect to another URL in a number of scenarios. I will cover two examples for scenarios I have come across and how I addresses those issues: I. Redirect from a naked domain to the www subdomain: server { listen 80; server_name test.com; return 301 …

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Dec 21

Custom NginX Distribution – Available Packages

Custom NginX Distribution – Available Packages As part of the custom NginX distribution available on this site, there are a few packages you can chose from depending on your needs that can be deployed. Below is the list of packages, additional information and description: Different packages available: Package: nginx Architecture: all Depends: nginx-full | nginx-light, This …

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