Fix WordPress HTTPS issues with EC2 when behind an Amazon Load Balancer?

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December 28, 2018

When running WordPress (or other PHP scripts) behind Amazon’s EC2 Load Balancer, the scripts do not realize they are being run on the https:// protocol and results in issues such as endless redirect loops, and HTTPS warnings (“Some content on this page is being requested in a non-secure way…”).

To solve this issue we have a solution.

For NGINX Server:

For rewrite setup, you should add the following under the server block:

if ($http_x_forwarded_proto != 'https') {
    rewrite ^ https://$host$request_uri? permanent;

And for setting the HTTPS param you should add the following under the location ~ \.php$ block:

if ($http_x_forwarded_proto = 'https') {
    set $fe_https 'on';
fastcgi_param HTTPS $fe_https;



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