Config Omeka-S with Nginx


Is there anyone here using Nginx with Omeka-S?

I am working on a new install with Omeka-S and the systems group says they’re switching everything over to Nginx. However, I’ve only managed to get the main site to load and install. The Admin page says “file not found” I’m not sure how to troubleshoot this in Nginx.


The big problem with using nginx will be that it won’t use the .htaccess rules we ship with Omeka S.

The basic rules to just get things working on Nginx you could take from Zend’s skeleton application, just pointing at the index.php of the Omeka S installation. Keep in mind though, that the normal htaccess does some additional and important things that the basic nginx rules given there won’t account for (like blocking access to .ini files and .php files).


Cool. I’ll try to use this to get the to make an exception for me in our Omeka instances.
I have always used Apache, and that’s what I’m used to…and Omeka works out of the box instantly with Apache.


On nginx, I use (improvable):

# Deny all dot files, except for Let‘s Encrypt.
location ~ /\.(?!well-known).* {
    return 403;
# Block access to all .ini and .sh files.
location ~* \.(ini|sh)$ {
    return 403;
# Serve any file that exists as raw file, else use root index.php.
location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;


Awesome! This worked for me. Thanks a bunch!