[Fixed]-Django + uWSGI + Nginx + SSL – request for working configuration (emphasis on SSL)


server {
    listen          80;
    server_name     example.com;
    rewrite ^/(.*)  https://example.com/$1 permanent;

server {
    listen          443 ssl;
    server_name     example.com;
    access_log      /var/log/nginx/example.com_access.log combined;
    error_log       /var/log/nginx/example.com_error.log error;

    ssl_certificate         /etc/nginx/ssl/example-unified.crt;
    ssl_certificate_key     /etc/nginx/ssl/example.key;

    location /static/ {
        alias /webapps/example/static/;

    location /media/ {
        alias /webapps/example/media/;

    location / {
        proxy_pass         http://localhost:8000/;
        proxy_redirect     off;

        proxy_set_header   Host              $http_host;
        proxy_set_header   X-Real-IP         $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header   X-Forwarded-For   $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;


This is basic nginx configuration that will work with SSL and will forward requests to uwsgi running on port 8000 (you can change this to socket if you want).

For advanced SSL settings check THIS.


I am new to nginx,uwsgi and ssl. Here shares my testing nginx and uwsgi config.

Basically, there are four steps to deploy Django only support SSL/HTTPS.

  1. Setup a SSL Certificate
    • use openssl to generate server.crt and server.key

      openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -out server.crt -keyout server.key

  2. Config nginx.conf and uwsgi.ini under Django project
    • Set nginx.conf (sorry,the layout is weird in text block, so I insert a picture here.)
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    • symlink to this file from /etc/nginx/sites-enabled so nginx can see it

      sudo ln -s /path/to/django/example_nginx.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

    • config uwsgi.ini under django project
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  3. Config settings.py

  4. Restart nginx and uwsgi

    • restart nginx

      sudo /etc/init.d/nginx restart

    • run uwsgi

      uwsgi –ini /path/to/django/example_uwsgi.ini

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