This topic describes possible issues users might encounter when using NGINX Gateway Fabric. When possible, suggested workarounds are provided.

NGINX fails to reload


Depending on your environment’s configuration, the control plane may not have the proper permissions to reload NGINX. The NGINX configuration will not be applied and you will see the following error in the nginx-gateway logs: failed to reload NGINX: failed to send the HUP signal to NGINX main: operation not permitted


To resolve this issue you will need to set allowPrivilegeEscalation to true.

  • If using Helm, you can set the nginxGateway.securityContext.allowPrivilegeEscalation value.
  • If using the manifests directly, you can update this field under the nginx-gateway container’s securityContext.