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    13: Permission denied while connecting to upstream: nginx

    13: Permission denied while connecting to upstream: nginx


    While deploying nginx reverse proxy i came across this error. This turns out the issue was due to SELinux. My nginx configuration is below.

    user nginx;
    worker_processes auto;
    error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log;
    pid /run/nginx.pid;

    events {
        worker_connections 1024;

    http {
        log_format  main  '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] "$request" '
                          '$status $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" '
                          '"$http_user_agent" "$http_x_forwarded_for"';
        access_log          /var/log/nginx/access.log  main;
        sendfile            on;
        tcp_nopush          on;
        tcp_nodelay         on;
        keepalive_timeout   601;
        types_hash_max_size 2048;
        default_type        application/octet-stream;
        include             /etc/nginx/mime.types;
        include             /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;

        server {
            listen 80;
            location / {
                # pass all communication to NaviServer on port 8000
                proxy_pass ;
                # add information about the original IP
                proxy_set_header     X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
                # upload files to file storage up to 1G
                client_max_body_size 1024M;

            # error_page    500 502 503 504 /err/50x.html;
            # error_page    404             /err/404.html;
            # location /err/ {
            #     root /usr/share/nginx/html;
            # }


    When i'm trying to access the page I am getting 502 Bad Gateway.


    To solve this Error we need to tell SELinx to allow nginx to create an outgoing connection to port 8000.

    Execute the following commands:

    cat /var/log/audit/audit.log | grep nginx | grep denied | audit2allow -M mynginx
    semodule -i mynginx.pp

    Now point your browser again to http://localhost/ and you should see the page.

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