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Deploying to NGINX

Though Casdoor follows a front-end back-end separation architecture, in a production environment, the back-end program still provides static file services for front-end files. Hence, you can employ reverse proxy software like Nginx to proxy all traffic for the Casdoor domain and redirect it to the port monitored by the backend Go program.

In this chapter, you will learn how to use Nginx to reverse proxy your backend Go program and quickly start the Casdoor service.

1. Build front end static files

Assuming you have downloaded Casdoor and completed the necessary configuration (if not, refer to the Get started section), you only need to build the static files as follows:

yarn install && yarn run build

2. Run the back-end program

go run main.go

Or, build it first:

go build && ./main

3. Configure and run Nginx

vim /path/to/nginx/nginx.conf

Then, add a server:

server {
listen 80;
server_name YOUR_DOMAIN_NAME;
location / {
proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
proxy_redirect off;

Next, restart your Nginx process. Run:

nginx -s reload

4. Test

Visit http://YOUR_DOMAIN_NAME in your favorite browser.