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Nginx Proxy Manager

Nginx Proxy Manager is a graphical interface for Nginx that allows users to easily configure reverse proxies and request SSL certificates for websites through a web interface, without needing an in-depth understanding of Nginx or Letsencrypt's underlying principles.

Deployment (Docker Compose)

First, create a compose.yaml file and paste the following content:

version: "3"
    container_name: ${STACK_NAME}_app
    image: "jc21/nginx-proxy-manager:${APP_VERSION}"
      - "${APP_PORT}:81" # Panel address
      - "80:80"
      - "443:443"
      - ${STACK_DIR}/data:/data
      - ${STACK_DIR}/letsencrypt:/etc/letsencrypt
    restart: unless-stopped

(Optional) It's recommended to create a .env file in the same directory as compose.yaml and customize your environment variables. If you prefer not to use environment variables, you can directly customize your parameters in compose.yaml (for example, replace ${STACK_NAME} with nginx-proxy-manager).

STACK_DIR=xxx # Customize your project storage path, e.g., ./nginx-proxy-manager

# nginx-proxy-manager
APP_PORT=81 # Default is 81; change as needed, referring to the documentation

Finally, run the docker compose up -d command in the same directory as compose.yaml to start the orchestrated containers.

Configuration Details

Initial account credentials:

  • Email:
  • Password: changeme

To obtain the IP address of Docker, use the following command:

ip addr show docker0

Note: For self-hosted services, it is advisable to access them through a reverse proxy, binding to a subdomain (port 80/443), and close other ports in the public server's firewall management console to enhance security.

References and Acknowledgments

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