How to automate basic authorization via NGINX?

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How to automate basic authorization via NGINX?

Post by void.pointer » 01 Jun 2019, 19:01

I have the following nginx configuration (for reverse proxy) for nzbget:

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set $upstream_nzbget http://nzbget:6789;

location /nzbget {
    auth_request /organizr/auth-0;
    proxy_pass $upstream_nzbget;

    include /config/nginx/proxy.conf;
    proxy_set_header Authorization "Basic base64==";
    proxy_pass_header Authorization;

location ~ /nzbget/(?:jsonrpc|jsonprpc|xmlrpc) {
    proxy_pass $upstream_nzbget;
When a user goes to ``, they get authenticated through Organizr and then taken to NZBGet. In this scenario, I want the basic authorization to be "bypassed", so I have my NGINX configuration add the header for me. However, this doesn't work I guess because NZBget still uses the `/nzbget/jsonrpc` (or other) endpoint for authentication.

The second scenario is if I have some third party application connect to NZBget remotely for API usage. In this case, I do not want authentication to go through Organizr. I want the third party app to have to enter the basic authorization credentials.

Does anyone know how I can set up NGINX to allow for these 2 distinct scenarios? The example I have above doesn't work because I am still prompted for password when I visit the web page.

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