Hide Nginx Server Version in Linux
In this article, I’m going to show how to hide Nginx server signature in Linux. Generally, on 404 page, the server shows it’s version with operating system name. To secure our server, we should hide this info. Let’s take a look at the solution.
Server is displaying it’s server and OS name:
The “server_tokens” directive shows the version and OS name. We need to turn it off. The server_tokens directive exists in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf configuration file.
Open the nginx config file:
sudo nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
Turn server_tokens off:
Then we need to save the config & restart nginx server:
sudo systemctl restart nginx
Now visit 404 page and take a look:That’s all. Thanks for reading. ?
Preview may take a few seconds to load.
Below you will find some common used markdown syntax. For a deeper dive in Markdown check out this Cheat Sheet
Bold & Italic
Bold **double asterisks**
Three back ticks and then enter your code blocks here.
# This is a Heading 1
## This is a Heading 2
### This is a Heading 3
> type a greater than sign and start typing your quote.
You can add links by adding text inside of  and the link inside of (), like so:
To add a numbered list you can simply start with a number and a ., like so:
1. The first item in my list
For an unordered list, you can add a dash -, like so:
- The start of my list
You can add images by selecting the image icon, which will upload and add an image to the editor, or you can manually add the image by adding an exclamation !, followed by the alt text inside of , and the image URL inside of (), like so:
To add a divider you can add three dashes or three asterisks:
--- or ***