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#Must be set in the global scope see:,152294,152294
#Why this is important especially with Plex as it makes a lot of requests /
ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:10m;
ssl_session_timeout 10m;
#Upstream to Plex
upstream plex_backend {
keepalive 32;
server {
listen 80;
#Enabling http2 can cause some issues with some devices, see #29 - Disable it if you experience issues
listen 443 ssl http2; #http2 can provide a substantial improvement for streaming:
server_name plex.EXAMPLE.COM;
send_timeout 100m; #Some players don't reopen a socket and playback stops totally instead of resuming after an extended pause (e.g. Chrome)
#Faster resolving, improves stapling time. Timeout and nameservers may need to be adjusted for your location Google's have been used here.
resolver valid=300s;
resolver_timeout 10s;
#Use to get a free and trusted ssl certificate
ssl_certificate /path/to/fullchain.pem;
ssl_certificate_key /path/to/privkey.pem;
ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
#Intentionally not hardened for security for player support and encryption video streams has a lot of overhead with something like AES-256-GCM-SHA384.
#Why this is important:
ssl_stapling on;
ssl_stapling_verify on;
#For you can get your chain like this:
ssl_trusted_certificate /path/to/chain.pem;
#Reuse ssl sessions, avoids unnecessary handshakes
#Turning this on will increase performance, but at the cost of security. Read below before making a choice.
#ssl_session_tickets on;
ssl_session_tickets off;
#Use: openssl dhparam -out dhparam.pem 2048 - 4096 is better but for overhead reasons 2048 is enough for Plex.
ssl_dhparam /path/to/dhparam.pem;
ssl_ecdh_curve secp384r1;
#Will ensure https is always used by supported browsers which prevents any server-side http > https redirects, as the browser will internally correct any request to https.
#Recommended to submit to your domain to as well.
#!WARNING! Only enable this if you intend to only serve Plex over https, until this rule expires in your browser it WONT BE POSSIBLE to access Plex via http, remove 'includeSubDomains;' if you only want it to effect your Plex (sub-)domain.
#This is disabled by default as it could cause issues with some playback devices it's advisable to test it with a small max-age and only enable if you don't encounter issues. (Haven't encountered any yet)
#add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=63072000; includeSubDomains; preload" always;
#Plex has A LOT of javascript, xml and html. This helps a lot, but if it causes playback issues with devices turn it off. (Haven't encountered any yet)
gzip on;
gzip_vary on;
gzip_min_length 1000;
gzip_proxied any;
gzip_types text/plain text/css text/xml application/xml text/javascript application/x-javascript image/svg+xml;
gzip_disable "MSIE [1-6]\.";
#Nginx default client_max_body_size is 1MB, which breaks Camera Upload feature from the phones.
#Increasing the limit fixes the issue. Anyhow, if 4K videos are expected to be uploaded, the size might need to be increased even more
client_max_body_size 100M;
#Forward real ip and host to Plex
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
#When using ngx_http_realip_module change $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for to '$http_x_forwarded_for,$realip_remote_addr'
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
proxy_http_version 1.1;
proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";
#Disables compression between Plex and Nginx, required if using sub_filter below.
#May also improve loading time by a very marginal amount, as nginx will compress anyway.
#proxy_set_header Accept-Encoding "";
#Buffering off send to the client as soon as the data is received from Plex.
proxy_redirect off;
proxy_buffering off;
location / {
#Example of using sub_filter to alter what Plex displays, this disables Plex News.
#sub_filter ',news,' ',';
#sub_filter_once on;
#sub_filter_types text/xml;
proxy_pass http://plex_backend;
#PlexPy forward example, works the same for other services.
#location /plexpy {
# proxy_pass;