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03 Jun 2012

Owncloud 4 and Nginx

updated at Do 14. Jul 2012

Short after writing this entry, I discover a good one.

Nginx don’t understand the .htaccess, which is shipped with owncloud. So some rewrites, required by the webdav implementation, aren’t applied. To get owncloud running, some additional options are necessary:


upstream backend {
      unix:/var/run/php-fpm.sock; # <--- edit me

# force https
server {
  listen         80;
  server_name    cloud.site.com;
  rewrite        ^ https://$server_name$request_uri? permanent;

server {
    listen 443 ssl;
    ssl_certificate /etc/ssl/nginx/nginx.crt;
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/ssl/nginx/nginx.key;

    server_name cloud.site.com; # <--- edit me
    root /var/web/MyOwncloud;   # <--- edit me
    index index.php;
    client_max_body_size 20M; # set maximum upload size

    access_log /var/log/nginx/cloud.access_log main;
    error_log /var/log/nginx/cloud.error_log info;

    location ~* ^.+.(jpg|jpeg|gif|bmp|ico|png|css|js|swf)$ {
      expires 30d;
      access_log off;

    # deny direct access
    location ~ ^/(data|config|\.ht|db_structure.xml|README) {
      deny all;

    location / {
      # these line replace the rewrite made in owncloud .htaccess
      try_files $uri $uri/ @webdav;

    location @webdav {
      include fastcgi_params;
      fastcgi_pass backend;
      fastcgi_param HTTPS on;
      fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.*)$;
      fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;

    location ~ \.php$ {
      include fastcgi_params;
      fastcgi_pass backend;
      fastcgi_param HTTPS on;
      fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;

Additionally I added these lines to the default /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params:

fastcgi_param  PATH_INFO          $fastcgi_path_info;
fastcgi_param  PATH_TRANSLATED    $document_root$fastcgi_path_info;

So it does looks like this:

fastcgi_param  PATH_INFO          $fastcgi_path_info;
fastcgi_param  PATH_TRANSLATED    $document_root$fastcgi_path_info;

fastcgi_param  QUERY_STRING       $query_string;
fastcgi_param  REQUEST_METHOD     $request_method;
fastcgi_param  CONTENT_TYPE       $content_type;
fastcgi_param  CONTENT_LENGTH     $content_length;

fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_NAME        $fastcgi_script_name;
fastcgi_param  REQUEST_URI        $request_uri;
fastcgi_param  DOCUMENT_URI       $document_uri;
fastcgi_param  DOCUMENT_ROOT      $document_root;
fastcgi_param  SERVER_PROTOCOL    $server_protocol;
fastcgi_param  HTTPS              $https if_not_empty;

fastcgi_param  GATEWAY_INTERFACE  CGI/1.1;
fastcgi_param  SERVER_SOFTWARE    nginx/$nginx_version;

fastcgi_param  REMOTE_ADDR        $remote_addr;
fastcgi_param  REMOTE_PORT        $remote_port;
fastcgi_param  SERVER_ADDR        $server_addr;
fastcgi_param  SERVER_PORT        $server_port;
fastcgi_param  SERVER_NAME        $server_name;

# PHP only, required if PHP was built with --enable-force-cgi-redirect
fastcgi_param  REDIRECT_STATUS    200;

PHP +++ If your upload size is still lower than the one set in nginx’s configuration, increase the size in the php.ini as described here


Setting up Nginx and Owncloud - nblock.org


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