Setting up Crowd Behind Nginx Causes a Redirect Loop

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After setting up Crowd behind Nginx, logging in to Crowd causes a redirect loop between:


This might be caused by the configuration in Nginx side.

Crowd will redirect from login.action to defaultstartpage.action when a user successfully log in. However, it will redirect to login.action again if the browser sees that it doesn't have a cookie for the user.

There is a possibility that the cookie was generated for a wrong domain and therefore Crowd redirects to login page again.


  • Try changing your parameters in Nginx's Configuration as below
ParameterRecommendedInstead of
proxy_passhttp://;. http://localhost:8095/;
proxy_redirectproxy_redirect off;proxy_redirect /;
  • Add address="" to the Connector definition in the server.xml file (The main one with the proxyName)
Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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