Install NGINX server#

In a production setting, use a proxy server for greater security and performance of Mattermost:

  • SSL termination

  • HTTP to HTTPS redirect

  • Port mapping :80 to :8065

  • Standard request logs

  1. Log in to the server that will host the proxy, and open a terminal window.

  2. Create the file /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo by running sudo touch /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo.

If you are on RHEL 8 you can skip to Step 4. Install NGINX.

  1. Open the file as root in a text editor and add the following contents, where {version} is 7 for RHEL 7:

name=nginx repo
  1. Install NGINX by running sudo yum install nginx.x86_64.

  2. After the installation is complete, start NGINX by running sudo systemctl start nginx.

    On RHEL 6:

  3. Optional Set NGINX to start at system boot by running sudo systemctl enable nginx.

  4. Verify that NGINX is running by running curl http://localhost.

If NGINX is running, you see the following output:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>Welcome to nginx!</title>
<p><em>Thank you for using nginx.</em></p>

What to do next

  1. Map a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) such as on your DNS server/service, to point to the NGINX server.

  2. Configure NGINX to proxy connections from the Internet to the Mattermost Server.