Capture information from the client IP address in variables, using the MaxMind GeoIP databases, with the GeoIP dynamic module supported by NGINX, Inc.

MaxMind GeoLite Legacy databases are currently discontinued, MaxMind GeoIP2 or Geolite2 databases and NGINX Plus GeoIP2 module should be used instead.


  1. Check the Technical Specifications page to verify that the module is supported by your operating system.

  2. Install the GeoIP module package nginx-plus-module-geoip.

    For Amazon Linux 2, CentOS, Oracle Linux, and RHEL:

    yum install nginx-plus-module-geoip
    Only 7.x version of CentOS, Oracle Linux, and RHEL is supported.

    For Debian and Ubuntu:

    apt-get install nginx-plus-module-geoip

    For SLES:

    zypper install nginx-plus-module-geoip

    For Alpine:

    apk add nginx-plus-module-geoip


After installation you will need to enable and configure the module in NGINX Plus configuration file nginx.conf.

  1. Enable dynamic loading of GeoIP modules with the load_module directives specified in the top-level (“main”) context:

    load_module modules/;
    load_module modules/;
    http {
        # ...
  2. Perform additional configuration as required by the module (HTTP or TCP/UDP).

  3. Test the configuration and reload NGINX Plus to enable the module:

    nginx -t && nginx -s reload

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