9/12/2013 - 2:43 AM

nginx TLS / SSL configuration options for konklone.com

nginx TLS / SSL configuration options for konklone.com

# Basically the nginx configuration I use at konklone.com. 
# I check it using https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=konklone.com
# To provide feedback, please tweet at @konklone or email eric@konklone.com.
# Comments on gists don't notify the author. 
# Thanks to WubTheCaptain (https://wubthecaptain.eu) for his help and ciphersuites.
# Thanks to Ilya Grigorik (https://www.igvita.com) for constant inspiration.

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name konklone.com;
    return 301 https://$host$request_uri;

server {
    # 'http2' requires nginx 1.9.5+. If using older nginx, replace with 'spdy'.
    listen 443 ssl http2;
    server_name konklone.com;

    # Path to certificate and intermediates, *omitting* the root.
    ssl_certificate /path/to/example.com.chained.crt;
    # Path to private key used to create certificate.
    ssl_certificate_key /path/to/example.com.key;

    # HTTP Strict Transport Security: tells browsers to require https:// without first checking
    # the http:// version for a redirect. Warning: it is difficult to change your mind.
    #    max-age: length of requirement in seconds (31536000 = 1 year)
    #    includeSubdomains: force TLS for *ALL* subdomains (remove if this is not what you want)
    #    preload: indicates you want browsers to ship with HSTS preloaded for your domain.
    #    Submit your domain for preloading in browsers at: https://hstspreload.appspot.com
    add_header Strict-Transport-Security 'max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains; preload';

    # If you won't/can't turn on HTTPS for *all* subdomains, use this simpler version:
    # add_header Strict-Transport-Security 'max-age=31536000';

    ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;

    # This requires strong forward secrecy (ECDHE) for all connections.
    # However, it blocks IE8+XP and Android 2.3.

    # Uncomment to require strong forward secrecy (ECDHE) in most clients, with a 
    # non-FS exception (DES-CBC3-SHA) for IE8/XP, and plain DHE for Android 2.3 users.

    # Allows all modern and legacy clients to connect over TLS.
    ssl_protocols TLSv1.2 TLSv1.1 TLSv1;
    # Uncomment for only the latest TLS, if you can drop IE8-IE10 and Android 4.3.
    # ssl_protocols TLSv1.2;

    # Turn on session resumption, using a 10 min cache shared across nginx processes,
    # as recommended by http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/configuring_https_servers.html
    ssl_session_cache   shared:SSL:10m;
    ssl_session_timeout 10m;
    keepalive_timeout   70;

    # OCSP stapling: nginx will poll the CA for signed OCSP responses, and
    # send them to clients so clients don't make their own OCSP calls.
    # The ssl_trusted_certificate is a chain of intermediates *including* the
    # root certificate, and *excluding* the cert for your domain.
    # See https://sslmate.com/blog/post/ocsp_stapling_in_apache_and_nginx
    ssl_stapling on;
    ssl_stapling_verify on;
    resolver valid=86400;
    resolver_timeout 10;
    ssl_trusted_certificate /path/to/example.com.chain+root.crt;