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Hello everyone,


I am trying to get nginx basic http to work with emby but am getting some errors with http headers


I added the following lines to my nginx configuration

proxy_set_header               Authorization           $http_authorization;
proxy_pass_header              Authorization;

Which seems to work in some cases (from nginx debug log)

2015/10/19 23:30:05 [debug] 8860#0: *7 http proxy header:
"GET /emby/web/dashboard.html HTTP/1.1
X-Real-IP: xxxxxxxx
X-Forwarded-Host: xxxxxxxx
X-Forwarded-For: xxxxxxxx
X-Forwarded-Proto: xxxxxxxx
X-Forwarded-Protocol: https
Connection: upgrade
Authorization: Basic xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,*/*;q=0.8
Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 5.1.1; XT1039 Build/LMY48W) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/$
DNT: 1
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, sdch
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8,fr;q=0.6
Cookie: _pk_id.1.460e=ddfc4db714572eee.1445258016.2.1445261772.1445261758.; wanted_view=thumb; snatched_view=list;$

But fails elsewhere

2015/10/19 23:30:01 [debug] 8860#0: *7 HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
Server: nginx/1.6.2
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 21:30:01 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 596
Connection: keep-alive
WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="Restricted"
Resulting in a 401 error each time I try to watch a video online (right after clicking on the play button, everything else works just fine).
I was just wondering where exactly I would have to make some changes for all requests to include the Autorization header.
Disabling http authentification altogether makes everything fine.
Thanks a lot !
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I'm trying to do this same setup. I've seen that if I enable the authorization passage, I will be prompted for the username and password multiple times. (as many as 5.) Once this weird multiple authorization is done, everything seems to work from there.

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Hi, I use nginx as a reverse proxy as well.

I don't usually use the nginx authentication since there are users in emby.

I tried to add the auth in nginx in my configuration and it works, here's the conf:

   location /emby {
       proxy_buffering off;
       proxy_http_version 1.1;
       proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;

       proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
       proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-for $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
       proxy_set_header Host $host;
       proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $remote_addr;
       proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Protocol $scheme;
       proxy_redirect off;

       auth_basic "Restricted";
       auth_basic_user_file /etc/nginx/.htpasswd;

       proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";

You have to change your emby port and the htpasswd file location, of course.

Give it a try and let me know  :)



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