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Flask middleware to fix HTTPS redirection behind reverse proxy.

Project description

Provide a middleware for Flask application, to fix redirection issue when the application runs behind a reverse proxy, like Nginx.

The redirection issue is that, when your website is HTTPS and a view returns a 301/302 reponse, the new URL mistakenly becomes HTTP.

This resolution requires you to configure Nginx so that it passes a custom header, to inform the scheme (HTTPS) of the original request. To do that, you just need to setup like this in your Nginx virtualhost config:

location / {
    include         proxy_params;
    proxy_pass      http://localhost:8000;

This is the common setup for Nginx on Debian/Ubuntu. Nginx on other distros may not have proxy_params file, you can add configuration like this:

location / {
    proxy_pass       http://localhost:8000;
    proxy_set_header Host              $http_host;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-IP         $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For   $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;

Currently, Flask Behind Proxy is only tested with Nginx web server.


pip install flask-behind-proxy


from flask import Flask
from flask_behind_proxy import FlaskBehindProxy

app = Flask(__name__)
proxied = FlaskBehindProxy(app)

Other implementation

Other implementation is Flask Reverse Proxy. It is based on a header name that is not “standard” (in my terms, it is the name chosen by Debian/Ubuntu maintainer). I chose to make a new software myself, instead of contributing to Flask Reverse Proxy, because wilbertom seems not to be very reactive, and I want to have a clean code, without Python 2 backward compatibility, and newer tool (like pyproject.toml file).

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