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July 10, 2023
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GIXY: Nginx Configuration Analyzer

Nginx Ubuntu

GIXY is a tool specifically designed for analyzing Nginx configuration files. It acts as a static analyzer that helps identify potential security vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and performance optimizations within your Nginx server setup.

Here are some key features and functionalities of GIXY:

  • Security Analysis: GIXY focuses on security by detecting common security misconfigurations within your Nginx configuration files. It checks for known security vulnerabilities, insecure configurations, and potential attack vectors.
  • Misconfiguration Detection: GIXY helps identify configuration settings that may lead to unexpected or undesired behavior. It detects issues such as duplicate or conflicting directives, incorrect syntax, unused or obsolete settings, and more.
  • Performance Optimization: GIXY can also provide recommendations to optimize the performance of your Nginx server. It suggests improvements and best practices that can enhance the efficiency and responsiveness of your server configuration.
  • Detailed Reports: GIXY generates detailed analysis reports, which include information about the identified issues, their severity level, and suggestions for remediation. The reports can be viewed in the terminal or exported to text or JSON, etc., for further analysis or sharing.

By using GIXY, you can proactively identify and address potential security risks, ensure proper configuration of your Nginx server, and optimize its performance. It helps improve the overall security and reliability of your Nginx-based applications or websites.



  • Ensure that you have Nginx installed on your Ubuntu system.
  • Make sure you have Python and Pip installed. If not, you can install them by running the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3 python3-pip

Gixy Installation:

Install GIXY using pip by running the following command:

pip install gixy==0.1.20 pyparsing==2.4.7

We are installing pyparsing version 2.4.7 because in newer versions there is an error that doesn't let Gixy parse nginx.conf as intended

Configuration Analysis:

Once GIXY is installed, you can analyze your Nginx configuration files.

To analyze a specific Nginx configuration file, use the following command:

gixy /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

If your nginx.conf is moved somewhere else - change it to the actual path.

Gixy 1 check

GIXY will analyze the Nginx configuration file and generate a report with potential security issues, misconfigurations, or performance optimizations.

The report will be displayed in the terminal.

Other than the terminal GIXY provides various output formats for the analysis report, including text, and json. You can specify the output format using the **`-format`** option.

For example, to generate a text report, you can use the following command:

gixy /etc/nginx/nginx.conf --format=text --output=/path/to/output

Replace "/path/to/output" with the desired path and filename for the HTML report.

GIXY offers additional options to customize the analysis process. You can explore them using the "gixy -h" command.

Gixy 2 help

Remember to back up your Nginx configuration files before making any changes based on GIXY's recommendations and test any modifications in a non-production environment.


You have learned how to install GIXY and check your nginx configuration with it

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