Reverse Proxy Grafana with Nginx
Now to add a proxy. I will use Nginx. The Nginx proxy will also allow us to more easily configure our Grafana servers public address and bind an SSL certificate to it. It is possible to change the grafana.ini settings to use a specific port number, SSL certificates and http protocol instead but you will also need to manage file permissions that the Grafana server process will need. It is more versatile to use a dedicated proxy and especially if your server will be hosting multiple web applications.
Check if Nginx is installed
No, then install it with
Now check its version
Now check it's status
Visit http://[your ip address]
You should get the default Nginx web server index.html.
CD to the Nginx sites-enabled folder
Create a new Nginx configuration for Grafana
And copy/paste the example below, changing YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME to your actual domain name you've set up. Mine was grafana.sbcode.net.
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Save and restart Nginx
Test it by visiting again
Visiting your ip address directly will still show the default Nginx welcome page. If you don't want this to happen, then you can delete it's configuration using the command below.