I have a rudimenatry Golden Gate proxy up and running using nginx reverse proxies. I have included the configuration file (from /etc/nginx/sites-enabled) I used to protect my Sickbeard installation.

The first server section forces a redirect from an http connection to an https one.

The second server section listens for https connections using the certificates declared. I didn’t use signed certificates as I am the only person that uses most of the services I host. But I will start once the EFF’s free CA comes online this summer.

The server_name line declares what name to listen for using nginx server blocks (similar to Apache virtual hosts). Using this file with different server_names will allow the same proxy to work with multiple services.

The auth_basic lines protect the site with a basic http username/password request.

The proxy_pass line will proxy the external request to server_name to the server listed in proxy_pass.

server {
    listen         80;
    return 301 https://$host$request_uri;

server {
    listen 443 ssl;
    server_name sb.naphos.com;
    ssl_certificate /etc/nginx/ssl/sb.crt;
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/nginx/ssl/sb.key;

     location / {
        auth_basic "Restricted";
        auth_basic_user_file /etc/nginx/.htpasswd;
        proxy_pass http://plex.naphos.com:8081;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header Host $http_host;    
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
        proxy_buffering off;