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Offline Chris

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Hello all,

I have a website running well, listening on port 8069 (let's say mywebsite DOT com:8069)

I'd like to prevent users from accessing it directly with an htaccess for instance.

For some reason (it's an Odoo python script listening on this port), I can't directly use an htaccess file so I would like to use nginx as a reverse proxy :

[users] <---> my-nginx-proxy DOT com:80 <----> /mywebsite DOT com:8069

Is it possible to filter direct traffic on port 8069 with iptables on mywebsite.com AND allow indirect traffic from nginx reverse proxy ?
If so, how ? Since I shall then just use an htaccess on my-nginx-proxy.com

Thanks for your help
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Yes, you would use a standard nginx reverse proxy via a server + location blocks with a proxy_pass:
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server {
   listen Your_SERVER_IP:80
   server_name my-nginx-proxy.com

    location /
    {
        proxy_pass https://YOUR_IP_HERE-OR-127.0.0.1:8069;
        .... any additional proxy_ directives like setting headers for the host.
    }
}

You can also add http authentication options or deny / allow for specific IPs or ranges. Then in iptables, restrict direct access via rules for the specific ips that you want to access it.
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