custom-http-errors option is enabled, the Ingress controller configures NGINX so
that it passes several HTTP headers down to its
default-backend in case of error:
||HTTP status code retuned by the request|
||Value of the
||URI that caused the error|
||Namespace where the backend Service is located|
||Name of the Ingress where the backend is defined|
||Name of the Service backing the backend|
||Port number of the Service backing the backend|
A custom error backend can use this information to return the best possible representation of an error page. For
example, if the value of the
Accept header send by the client was
application/json, a carefully crafted backend
could decide to return the error payload as a JSON document instead of HTML.
The custom backend is expected to return the correct HTTP status code instead of
NGINX does not change the response from the custom default backend.
An example of such custom backend is available inside the source repository at images/custom-error-pages.
See also the Custom errors example.