Rewrite

This example demonstrates how to use the Rewrite annotations

Prerequisites

You will need to make sure your Ingress targets exactly one Ingress controller by specifying the ingress.class annotation, and that you have an ingress controller running in your cluster.

Deployment

Rewriting can be controlled using the following annotations:

Name Description Values
nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/rewrite-target Target URI where the traffic must be redirected string
nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/ssl-redirect Indicates if the location section is accessible SSL only (defaults to True when Ingress contains a Certificate) bool
nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/force-ssl-redirect Forces the redirection to HTTPS even if the Ingress is not TLS Enabled bool
nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/app-root Defines the Application Root that the Controller must redirect if it's in '/' context string
nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/use-regex Indicates if the paths defined on an Ingress use regular expressions bool

Examples

Rewrite Target

Attention

Starting in Version 0.22.0, ingress definitions using the annotation nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/rewrite-target are not backwards compatible with previous versions. In Version 0.22.0 and beyond, any substrings within the request URI that need to be passed to the rewritten path must explicitly be defined in a capture group.

Note

Captured groups are saved in numbered placeholders, chronologically, in the form $1, $2 ... $n. These placeholders can be used as parameters in the rewrite-target annotation.

Create an Ingress rule with a rewrite annotation:

$ echo '
apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1
kind: Ingress
metadata:
  annotations:
    nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/rewrite-target: /$2
  name: rewrite
  namespace: default
spec:
  rules:
  - host: rewrite.bar.com
    http:
      paths:
      - backend:
          serviceName: http-svc
          servicePort: 80
        path: /something(/|$)(.*)
' | kubectl create -f -

In this ingress definition, any characters captured by (.*) will be assigned to the placeholder $2, which is then used as a parameter in the rewrite-target annotation.

For example, the ingress definition above will result in the following rewrites: - rewrite.bar.com/something rewrites to rewrite.bar.com/ - rewrite.bar.com/something/ rewrites to rewrite.bar.com/ - rewrite.bar.com/something/new rewrites to rewrite.bar.com/new

App Root

Create an Ingress rule with a app-root annotation:

$ echo "
apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1
kind: Ingress
metadata:
  annotations:
    nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/app-root: /app1
  name: approot
  namespace: default
spec:
  rules:
  - host: approot.bar.com
    http:
      paths:
      - backend:
          serviceName: http-svc
          servicePort: 80
        path: /
" | kubectl create -f -

Check the rewrite is working

$ curl -I -k http://approot.bar.com/
HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Server: nginx/1.11.10
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:57:15 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 162
Location: http://stickyingress.example.com/app1
Connection: keep-alive