jsreport behind nginx on ubuntu

06-07-2016 16:30

Quite common deployment is to run multiple web applications on the same domain and same server. I'm gonna show you now how to run jsreport in such a environment using nginx reverse proxy. This tutorial is specific for Ubuntu distribution, but it should be easily adaptable for other distributions.

Install nginx

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nginx

This automatically starts nginx web server and you should be able to hit the default page over http

Install nodejs

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_4.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

Install jsreport

npm install jsreport --production
node node_modules/jsreport --init


  • change httpsPort to "httpPort": 8080
  • add "appPath": "/reporting"

Now start jsreport

npm start --production

You should be able to reach jsreport on http://localhost:8080 now

Configure nginx

Replace file /etc/nginx/sites-available/default with the one downloaded from here.

After restarting nginx, you should be able to reach jsreport on http://your-server/reporting

sudo service nginx restart