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This is bash command line builder that uses this curated list to automate installing and compiling nginx * nginx-builder

Third Party Modules

These modules are not distributed with the Nginx source.

C Modules

  • lua-nginx-module - Embed the Power of Lua into NGINX.
  • nginx-rtmp-module - NGINX-based Media Streaming Server.
  • xss-nginx-module - Native support for cross-site scripting (XSS) in an nginx.
  • srcache-nginx-module - Transparent subrequest-based caching layout for arbitrary nginx locations.
  • replace-filter-nginx-module - Streaming regular expression replacement in response bodies.
  • rds-json-nginx-module - An nginx output filter that formats Resty DBD Streams generated by ngx_drizzle and others to JSON.
  • echo-nginx-module - An Nginx module for bringing the power of "echo", "sleep", "time" and more to Nginx's config file.
  • headers-more-nginx-module - Set, add, and clear arbitrary output headers.
  • rds-csv-nginx-module - Nginx output filter module to convert Resty-DBD-Streams (RDS) to Comma-Separated Values (CSV).
  • memc-nginx-module - An extended version of the standard memcached module that supports set, add, delete, and many more memcached commands..
  • encrypted-session-nginx-module - encrypt and decrypt nginx variable values.
  • redis2-nginx-module - Nginx upstream module for the Redis 2.0 protocol.
  • drizzle-nginx-module - an nginx upstream module that talks to mysql and drizzle by libdrizzle.
  • array-var-nginx-module - Add support for array-typed variables to nginx config files.
  • set-misc-nginx-module - Various set_xxx directives added to nginx's rewrite module (md5/sha1, sql/json quoting, and many more).
  • nginx-eval-module - A module for evaluating memcached or proxy response into variable.
  • ngx_pagespeed - Automatic PageSpeed optimization module for Nginx.
  • ngxdevelkit - Nginx Development Kit - an Nginx module that adds additional generic tools that module developers can use in their own modules.
  • ngxcachepurge - nginx module which adds ability to purge content from FastCGI, proxy, SCGI and uWSGI caches.
  • ngx_postgres - upstream module that allows nginx to communicate directly with PostgreSQL database.
  • nginx-backtrace - A Nginx module to dump backtrace when a worker process exits abnormally.
  • nginx-http-concat - A Nginx module for concatenating files in a given context: CSS and JS files usually.
  • nginx-http-user-agent - A nginx module to match browsers and crawlers.
  • nginx-http-footer-filter - A nginx module that prints some text in the footer of a request.
  • nginx-http-slice - Nginx module for serving a file in slices (reverse byte-range).
  • nginx-clojure - Nginx module for embedding Clojure or Java or Groovy programs, typically those Ring based handlers.
  • nginx-audio-track-for-hls-module - Nginx module that generates audio track for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) streams on the fly.
  • nginx-access-plus - nginx module allows limiting access to certain http request methods and client addresses.
  • ngxhttpsubrange_module - Split one big HTTP/Range request to multiple subrange requesets.
  • nginxtcpproxy_module - add the feature of tcp proxy with nginx, with health check and status monitor.
  • nginxajpmodule - support AJP protocol proxy with Nginx.
  • ngxhttpsubstitutionsfiltermodule - a filter module which can do both regular expression and fixed string substitutions for nginx.
  • nginx-sticky-module - A nginx module to add an upstream server persistance using cookies.
  • nginx-http-sysguard - A Nginx module to protect servers when system load or memory use goes too high.
  • nginx-tfs - An Asynchronous Nginx module providing a RESTful API for TFS (Taobao File System).
  • ngxawsauth - nginx module to proxy to authenticated AWS services.
  • nginxmodakamai_g2o - Nginx Module for Authenticating Akamai G2O requests.
  • ngx_supervisord - nginx module providing API to communicate with supervisord and manage (start/stop) backends on-demand.
  • ngxhttpgooglefiltermodule - Nginx Module for Google Mirror.
  • ngxhttpdyups_module - update upstreams' config by restful interface.
  • ngxsyncmsg_module - This module provides a mechanism to sync messages between workers for your module.
  • nginx-upload-module - A module for nginx web server for handling file uploads using multipart/form-data encoding (RFC 1867).
  • nginx-video-thumbextractor-module - Nginx module to extract thumbs from a video file.
  • nginx-push-stream-module - A pure stream http push technology for your Nginx setup. Comet made easy and really scalable.
  • nginx-module-vts - Nginx virtual host traffic status module.
  • url-protector-nginx-module - Nginx module which adds ability to decrypt strings encrypted with xxtea algorithm.
  • nginx-module-url - Nginx url encoding converting module.
  • ngxsmalllight - Dynamic Image Transformation Module For nginx.
  • nginx-upstream-fair - The fair load balancer module for nginx.
  • nginx_modSecurity - ModSecurity is an open source, cross platform web application firewall (WAF) engine for Apache, IIS and Nginx that is developed by Trustwave's SpiderLabs.
  • nginx-fluentd-module - Nginx module for Fluentd data collector.
  • ngx_zeromq - ZeroMQ transport for nginx.
  • ngxcacheviewer - nginx module which adds ability to view cache node info from FastCGI, proxy, SCGI and uWSGI caches.
  • nginxhttppush_module - Turn NGiNX into an adept HTTP push server.
  • nginx-selective-cache-purge-module - A module to purge cache by GLOB patterns..
  • naxsi - NAXSI is an open-source, high performance, low rules maintenance WAF for NGINX.
  • couchbase-nginx-module - The module for nginx webserver to access Couchbase Server.
  • protobuf-nginx - Google Protocol Buffers code generator for nginx module developers.
  • testcookie-nginx-module - simple robot mitigation module using cookie based challenge/response technique.
  • nginxcirclegif - this module generates simple circle images with the colors and size specified in the URL.
  • ngxhttpestreaming_module - An adaptive hls streaming module for nginx.
  • ngx_mruby - ngx_mruby - A Fast and Memory-Efficient Web Server Extension Mechanism Using Scripting Language mruby for nginx.
  • ngxhttpgeoip2_module - creates variables with values from the maxmind geoip2 databases based on the client IP (supports both IPv4 and IPv6).
  • tcp-nginx-module - Use nginx as a common TCP server framework.
  • ngx_openresty - Turning Nginx into a Full-fledged Web App Server.
  • iconv-nginx-module - a character conversion nginx module using libiconv.
  • form-input-nginx-module - This is a nginx module that reads HTTP POST and PUT request body encoded in "application/x-www-form-urlencoded", and parse the arguments in request body into nginx variables..
  • ngx-ip2location - Nginx IP2Location Module.
  • nginx-hmux-module - The module implements resin's hmux protocol in nginx.
  • nginxocspproxy-module - Nginx OCSP processing module designed for response caching.
  • nginx-hmac-secure-link - Alternative Nginx secure link module with support for MD5, SHA-1, and SHA-2 hashes.
  • waf-nginx-module - A lightweight web application firewall module for nginx..
  • ngx-gm-filter - Another image filter based GraphicsMagick..
  • nginx-mod-so - nginxmodso is dynamic loadable module for Nginx.
  • nginx-auth-ldap - LDAP authentication module for nginx.
  • nginx-xsltproc-module - XSLT processor bases on Nginx.
  • nginx-dlg-auth - NGINX module for delegating authentication and authorization to an HTTP gateway.
  • ngxhttpqqwry_module - A nginx module that creates variables with location info from QQWry.
  • nginx-markdown-module - renderize markdown as HTML directly from your upstream server.
  • nginx-nonewlines - This is an nginx module to strip the served HTML of all newlines (\n and \r characters).
  • nginx-udplog-module - Implementation of logging using BSD Syslog Protocol for nginx (RFC 3164).
  • nginx-fancyindex - nginx fancy index module.
  • nginxipsetblacklist - nginx module to use linux netfilter ipsets as blacklists.
  • nginx-mogilefs-module - MogileFS client for nginx.
  • ngxhttpphp_session - nginx module to parse php sessions.
  • ngx_trace - runtime call tracer for nginx.
  • nginx-qrcode - Native QR encoding for Nginx Web Server.
  • nginx-dav-ext-module - NGINX WebDAV missing methods support (PROPFIND & OPTIONS).
  • nginx-gridfs - Nginx module for serving files from MongoDB's GridFS.
  • Session-Binding-Proxy - An Nginx module capable of binding the application session to the SSL session by encrypting the application cookie with a secret key and the SSL master key.
  • ngxhttpgif_magick - nginx http filter module for dynamically resizing gifs with ImageMagick.
  • nginx-upload-progress-module - Nginx module implementing an upload progress system, that monitors RFC1867 POST uploads as they are transmitted to upstream servers.
  • ngxhttpavatarsgenmodule - Nginx module for on-the-fly generating of avatars based on user initials.
  • ngxhttpproxyconnectmodule - A forward proxy module for CONNECT request handling
  • modjpeg-nginx - Filter module for adding overlays and logos to JPEGs on-the-fly without degrading the quality of the image.
  • nginx-c-function - It is a NGINX module that allow you to link your .so(c/c++) application in server context and call the function of .so application in location directive.
  • ngx_lfqueue - a lock free queue(enq/deq) container running on nginx share memory and it enqueue/dequeue the messages across multiple threads and multiple workers without any locking.
  • ngx_lfstack - a lock free stack(push/pop) container running on nginx share memory and it push/pop the messages across multiple threads and multiple workers without any locking.
  • ngx-stomp - A STOMP upstream module on nginx, STOMP is the Simple (or Streaming) Text Orientated Messaging Protocol.
  • nginx-elastic-client - To structure your elastic client command in your nginx proxy for multiple elasticsearch server.
  • zstd-nginx-module - Nginx modules for the Zstandard compression.
  • nginxupstreamcheck_module - Health checks upstreams for nginx.
  • ngx_php - Embedded php script language for nginx-module.
  • ngxhttpguessmimemodule - Guess the MIME type of files served using libmagic.
  • ngxhttpstat_check - Dynamic access blacklisting configuration via filesystem paths.
  • nginxmimemagic_module - Another MIME guesser using libmagic with configurable Magic database path and fallback or compulsory mode.

Lua Modules

Built-in Modules

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  • nginx-devel-utils - Utilities for nginx module development.
  • gixy - Nginx configuration static analyzer
  • no-pool-nginx - replace nginx's pool mechanism with plain malloc & free to help tools like valgrind.
  • nginx-dtrace - An nginx fork that adds dtrace USDT probes.
  • test-nginx - Data-driven test scaffold for Nginx C module and OpenResty Lua library development.
  • nginx-systemtap-toolkit - Real-time analyzing and diagnosing tools for Nginx based on SystemTap.
  • nginx-gdb-utils - GDB Utilities for Nginx, ngx_lua, LuaJIT, and etc.
  • apache2nginx - A command line tool, which can be used to generate nginx config file according to given config files of Apache.
  • nginx-build - seamless nginx builder.
  • puppet-nginx - Puppet Module to manage NGINX on various UNIXes.
  • server-configs-nginx - Nginx HTTP server boilerplate configs.
  • nginx-boilerplate - Awesome Nginx configuration template.
  • ngxtop - Real-time metrics for nginx server.
  • GoAccess - real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems or through your browser.
  • nginx-conf - A collection of useful Nginx configuration snippets.
  • libngxcore - libngxcore is the library built from nginx core APIs..
  • nginx-cache-purge - A bash script for deleting items from Nginx cache.
  • ngx-admintools - Debian Administration Tools for nginx web server.
  • nginx-config-formatter - Nginx config file formatter/beautifier written in Python.
  • veryNginx - A very powerful and friendly nginx base on lua-nginx-module( openresty ) which provide WAF, Control Panel, and Dashboards.
  • akamai-nginx - Autoconfigure nginx based on Akamai property api rules using generated lua.
  • - GitHub - Online nginx configuration generator for general purposes.
  • nginx-opentracing - NGINX plugin for OpenTracing.
  • nixy - Nginx auto configuration and service discovery for Mesos/Marathon
  • build-nginx - An nginx build tool to really simplify downloading and building specific versions of nginx with different core and 3rd-party modules.
  • nginx-autoinstall - Compile Nginx from source with custom modules on Debian and Ubuntu
  • nginx-proxy-manager - Webinterface to manage nginx reverse-proxys with Letsencrypt support.
  • bunkerized-nginx - nginx Docker image secure by default.
  • nginx-proxy - Automated nginx proxy for Docker containers using docker-gen.
  • nginx-lua - Nginx 1.19+ with LUA support based on Alpine Linux, Amazon Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora and Ubuntu.


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