Can I use nginx as a normal proxy (not reverse proxy) to a internetwebsite?

Hello All,

I’am a rookie with nginx configuration and would be glad if someone
help me.

Can I use nginx as a normal proxy (not reverse proxy) for an internal
application to the internet.

For exmple:
I have a application “XYZ” located in my internal network. This
need’s secure access to an official website in the internet over ssl
( I would connect this application to the
website over nginx-proxy located in the DMZ. The nginx-proxy should
to port 7443 and forward the request to the official website

My questions:

Can i use the nginx proxy in that way described above?

Can anyone post me an example-configuration?

Is it necessary to configure a ssl-certificate on the nginx-proxy and
the ssl-parameter to “on”?

Thanxs all for support me!

Best regards


Posted at Nginx Forum:,231964,231964#msg-231964

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs