Nginx auth_basic with proxy pass to tomcat

Hi Guys,

I need to add basic auth to my home page (index.html) (Served by
nginx) and other directories resides on tomcat7. is there anyway i
can add only authentication to index.html . i was using the following
nginx configuration.

server {
access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log;
error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log;
index index.html;
root /var/www/;
server_name xxxxxxxx;
}

  location / {
    auth_basic "Restricted";
    auth_basic_user_file /var/www/.htpass;
  }

location /next {
proxy_pass http://localhost:8080/next;
proxy_redirect off;
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
proxy_max_temp_file_size 0;
}

when i try to add the above config, it asks for the user/pass, but it
asks for the user/pass when i try to access /next. but i need to add
authentication only to index.html. problem is using the root
directory, so all requests will be tunneled through root and prompted
for a password. but is there any way i can restrict access only to
index.html, once it authenticated, users will be able to access tomcat
paths .

Thanks in advance,
Tharanga

On 7 Nov2012, at 05:46 , Tharanga Abeyseela
[email protected] wrote:

 index       index.html;

asks for the user/pass when i try to access /next. but i need to add
authentication only to index.html. problem is using the root
directory, so all requests will be tunneled through root and prompted
for a password. but is there any way i can restrict access only to
index.html, once it authenticated, users will be able to access tomcat
paths .

You have to add auth_basic off; to “location /next” or move auth_basic*
directives to
“location = /index.html”

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