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How to Install more_set_headers in NGINX

more_set_headers is a powerful NGINX module that allows you to easily set response headers and override existing header values. It is also known as headers-more module. It works even if you are using NGINX as reverse proxy. In this article, we will look at how to install more_set_headers in NGINX.

How to Install more_set_headers in NGINX

Here are the steps to install more_set_headers in NGINX. We will look at two ways to install more_set_headers.

1. Install nginx-extras

Open terminal and run the following command to install more_set_headers as a part of nginx-extras module.

$ sudo apt install nginx-extras

If you get any dependency error, then you need to update your NGINX version. Here are the commands to re-install NGINX version.

Uninstall and remove NGINX

sudo apt remove nginx
sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt purge nginx

Update system and install NGINX

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install nginx

Upgrade nginx to the latest stable

sudo apt install software-properties-common nginx=stable 
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/$nginx
sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade

Install nginx-extras

sudo apt install nginx-extras

2. Compile more_set_headers with NGINX

You can also install more_set_headers with NGINX during installation as shown below.

Download and unzip NGINX source code. Replace 1-17.8 with your choice of NGINX version.

sudo wget ''  
tar -xzvf nginx-1.17.8.tar.gz  
cd nginx-1.17.8/

Configure & install NGINX server.

./configure --prefix=/opt/nginx --add-module=/path/to/headers-more-nginx-module 
make install

Open NGINX server configuration file in a text editor.

$ sudo vi /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

No matter which of the above methods you use to install NGINX, add the following line as your first line.

load_module /path/to/modules/;

Test NGINX configuration

$ sudo nginx -t

Restart NGINX server to apply changes

$ sudo service nginx restart

Also read:

How to Modify Response Headers in NGINX
How to Get Data from URL in NodeJS
NGINX Location Blocks Precedence
How to Fix Errno 13 Permission Denied in Apache
How to Define & Use Variables in Apache

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