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Encrypted-Session

This dynamic module provides encryption and decryption support for NGINX variables based on AES-256 with MAC. It is usually used with the Set-Misc dynamic module and the NGINX rewrite module.

Installation Instructions

  1. Install the Encrypted-Session module.

    For Amazon Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux, and RHEL:

    $ yum install nginx-plus-module-encrypted-session
    

    For Debian and Ubuntu:

    $ apt-get install nginx-plus-module-encrypted-session
    

    For SLES:

    $ zypper install nginx-plus-module-encrypted-session
    
  2. Put the load_module directive in the top‑level (“main”) context of NGINX Plus configuration file, nginx.conf:

    load_module modules/ndk_http_module.so;
    load_module modules/ngx_http_encrypted_session_module.so;
    

    Note: The directives must be in this order.

  3. Perform additional configuration as required by the module.

  4. Reload NGINX Plus to enable the module:

    $ nginx -t && nginx -s reload
    

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