Secure Nginx configuration


In this post, I would like to share secure Nginx configuration.

🐝 nginx.conf

# Don't send the nginx version number in error pages and Server header
server_tokens off;

# Don't allow the browser to render the page inside an frame or iframe and avoid clickjacking
add_header X-Frame-Options SAMEORIGIN;

# When serving user-supplied content, include a X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff header along with the Content-Type: header, to disable content-type sniffing on some browsers.
add_header X-Content-Type-Options nosniff;

# This header enables the Cross-site scripting (XSS) filter built into most recent web browsers.
add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";

# With Content Security Policy (CSP) enabled(and a browser that supports it,
# you can tell the browser that it can only download content from the domains you explicitly allow
add_header Content-Security-Policy "default-src 'self'; script-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval' https://ssl.google-analytics.com https://assets.zendesk.com https://connect.facebook.net; img-src 'self' https://ssl.google-analytics.com https://s-static.ak.facebook.com https://assets.zendesk.com; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' https://fonts.googleapis.com https://assets.zendesk.com; font-src 'self' https://themes.googleusercontent.com; frame-src https://assets.zendesk.com https://www.facebook.com https://s-static.ak.facebook.com https://tautt.zendesk.com; object-src 'none'";

# redirect all http traffic to https
server {
listen 80 default_server;
listen [::]:80 default_server;
server_name .forgott.com;
return 301 https://$host$request_uri;
}

server {
listen 443 ssl http2;
listen [::]:443 ssl http2;
server_name .forgott.com;

ssl_certificate /etc/nginx/ssl/example_com.crt;
ssl_certificate_key /etc/nginx/ssl/example_com.key;

# Enable session resumption to improve https performance
# http://vincent.bernat.im/en/blog/2011-ssl-session-reuse-rfc5077.html
ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:50m;
ssl_session_timeout 1d;
ssl_session_tickets off;

# Enables server-side protection from BEAST attacks
# http://blog.ivanristic.com/2013/09/is-beast-still-a-threat.html
ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;

# Disable SSLv3(enabled by default since nginx 0.8.19) since it's less secure then TLS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer#SSL_3.0
ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;

# Ciphers chosen for forward secrecy and compatibility
# http://blog.ivanristic.com/2013/08/configuring-apache-nginx-and-openssl-for-forward-secrecy.html
ssl_ciphers 'ECDHE-ECDSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305:ECDHE-RSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:DHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:ECDHE-ECDSA-DES-CBC3-SHA:ECDHE-RSA-DES-CBC3-SHA:EDH-RSA-DES-CBC3-SHA:AES128-GCM-SHA256:AES256-GCM-SHA384:AES128-SHA256:AES256-SHA256:AES128-SHA:AES256-SHA:DES-CBC3-SHA:!DSS';

# Enable ocsp stapling (mechanism by which a site can convey certificate revocation information to visitors in a privacy-preserving, scalable manner)
# http://blog.mozilla.org/security/2013/07/29/ocsp-stapling-in-firefox/
resolver 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4;
ssl_stapling on;
ssl_stapling_verify on;
ssl_trusted_certificate /etc/nginx/ssl/star_forgott_com.crt;

# Config to enable HSTS(HTTP Strict Transport Security) https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Security/HTTP_Strict_Transport_Security
# to avoid ssl stripping https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSL_stripping#SSL_stripping
# also https://hstspreload.org/
add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=31536000; includeSubdomains; preload";

# ... the rest of your configuration
}

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