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Version information

  • 1.0.11 (latest)
  • 1.0.10
  • 1.0.9
  • 1.0.8
  • 1.0.7
  • 1.0.6
  • 1.0.5
  • 1.0.4
  • 1.0.3
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.1.9
  • 0.1.8
  • 0.1.7
  • 0.1.6
  • 0.1.5
  • 0.1.4
  • 0.1.3
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.1
released Apr 11th 2024
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >=2.7.20 <9.0.0
  • ,

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'thias-nginx', '1.0.11'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add thias-nginx
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install thias-nginx --version 1.0.11

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



thias/nginx — version 1.0.11 Apr 11th 2024



Install, enable and configure an NGINX web server instance with its main configuration file options as well as additional configuration snippets.

The module is very Red Hat Enterprise Linux focused, as the defaults try to change everything in ways which are typical for RHEL, but it also works on other distributions and is very easy to port if needed.

  • nginx : Main class for the NGINX web server.
  • nginx::file : Manage additional configuration snippets.


Starting with nginx 1.10, there are now loadable modules available. The modular parameter is set to true by default for Fedora 24+ and RHEL 8+ but may also be explicitly set on other releases when using 1.10+ packages.

The $modules array is used to set modules to be installed and the $modules_absent array is used to set modules to be purged.


Modular nginx 1.10+ packages with two non-default modules installed :

class { '::nginx:'
  modular => true,
  modules => [ 'http-perl', 'stream' ],

Default server, with a typical minimal virtualhost and ready for PHP-FPM :

class { '::nginx':
  # Fix for "upstream sent too big header ..." errors
  fastcgi_buffers     => '8 8k',
  fastcgi_buffer_size => '8k',
  upstream => {
    fpmbackend => [
      'server unix:/var/run/php-fpm-www.sock',
nginx::file { '':
  content => template('mymodule/'),
# Use the included example FastCGI for PHP configuration
nginx::file { '':
  source => 'puppet:///modules/nginx/',

Sample configuration file mymodule/ mentioned above :

# Main virtualhost
server {
  listen 80;
  root /var/www/;
  include /etc/nginx/conf.d/;
  #include /etc/nginx/conf.d/
  access_log /var/log/nginx/ main;
  error_log /var/log/nginx/;

If you intend to use a PHP framework where all non-existing requests must be handled by /index.php, then also install and include