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Found the answer. On an EC2 instance, ensure the following: Nginx is on, and whatever server_name you're using will allow you to access it. If your server has UFW on, then make sure incoming TCP connections are allowed (on ports 80 and 443) Lastly, go to "edit inbound rules" in your instance's security group, and allow incoming connections via 80 and 443. ...


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NGINX has a digest authentication module: https://www.nginx.com/resources/wiki/modules/auth_digest/ Unlike basic authentication, digest authentication does not send user names and passwords in plain text over the internet. If your site is SSL only, then basic authentication is probably fine. the SSL encrypts the entire session including the user names and ...



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