nginx proxy integration

NGINX Proxy Integration

Setting up NGINX proxies with Bright Data

Registration on Bright Data:

Sign up on the Bright Data platform.

Zone Configuration:

Navigate to the “Proxy & Scraping Infrastructure” section and Add a new designated Zone for your proxy usage.

Proxy type selection:

Select the type of proxies you need. In this example, ISP will be selected.

IP type selection:

Name your solution. Set the IP type to “Dedicated”

Select number of IPs:

Fill in the number of IPs you need.

choose country

IP location:

Choose your desired country and city for the IP location.

choose domains

Specify domains:

Specific domains or use ‘All domains’ for one IP to target websites using the same IP.

Create zone:

Click the “Add” button to create the Zone.

download proxy manager

Install Proxy Manager:

Go to this page : https://brightdata.com/cp/zones/lpm

Install the proxy manager that fits to your OS.

create port

Create your first port:

Choose your preferred proxy zone and continue, then choose browser and Create the proxy port.

create port

Create your first port:

preferred zone

Choose preferred zone:

Choose your preferred proxy zone and continue, then choose browser and Create the proxy port.

Install NGINX:

Installing an Nginx Nginx is required to mask Bright’s domain from your users. The needed actions are creating a new server and configure the settings.
  • Install – Install nginx to server e.g by official instructions (version 1.15.10 or higher)
  • Make sure server IP is not added to Proxy Manager admin and proxy whitelists
  • Open nginx config file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf – Set worker_processes to auto
  • Set worker_connections to 200 -This should be in correlation with the amount of ports you want to use
  • At the end of the HTTP section add the line include /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/*;
  • Create directory /etc/nginx/sites-enabled – Create file /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/pmgr.conf
  • Restart nginx sudo service nginx restart – Add nginx IP to Proxy Manager reverse_proxy_ips
This is how your /nginx.conf file should look like :  
      worker_processes  auto;

user www-data;



error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log info;

events {

worker_connections 200;

}



http {

include /etc/nginx/mime.types;

access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log combined;



server {

server_name localhost;

listen 127.0.0.1:80;

error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;

}



# Other configuration...

include /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/*;

}

And this is how your pmgr.conf file should look like:
        GNU nano 4.8                                                                                                                       pmgr.conf                                                                                                                                  

server {

listen 24000-24100;

location /{

resolver 8.8.8.8;

proxy_pass http://127.0.0.1:$server_port;

proxy_set_header Host $host;

proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;

}

}
You can test your connection by sending this request :
       curl --proxy http://10.0.2.15:24000 "http://lumtest.com/myip.json" -v
    
And the expected output will be :
      {"ip":"43.252.31.41","country":"US","asn":{"asnum":207990,"org_name":"HostRoyale Technologies Pvt Ltd"},"geo":{"city":"Chicago","region":"IL","region_name":"Illinois","postal_code":"60602","latitude":41.8874,"longitude":-87.6318,"tz":"America/Chicago","lum_city":"chicago","lum_region":"il"}}
    
You can check the logs on your proxy manager to make sure that the request routed through the nginx server. Make sure that “sent from” is your actual Nginx server IP address. You are all set and ready to go!

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