This is a glossary of all the common issues in Nuxt Community - Proxy Module
  • 03-Jan-2023
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This is a glossary of all the common issues in Nuxt Community - Proxy Module

Troubleshooting Common Issues in Nuxt Community – Proxy Module

Lightrun Team
Lightrun Team

Project Description


The Nuxt Community Proxy module is a plugin for the Nuxt.js framework that allows you to easily proxy HTTP requests to a different server or service. It can be useful in situations where you want to make requests to an external API or backend service from your Nuxt app, but don’t want to expose the API’s URL directly to your users.

By using the Nuxt Community Proxy module, you can specify a proxy URL that your app will use to make requests to the external service. The module will then handle the proxying of requests for you, forwarding them to the appropriate server and returning the response to your app. This can help to hide the details of your external service from your users and add an additional layer of security to your app.

To use the Nuxt Community Proxy module, you need to install it as a dependency for your Nuxt app and configure it with the proxy URL and any additional options that you want to use. Once configured, you can use the module to make HTTP requests to the external service as you would normally, and the module will handle the proxying of the requests for you.


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The most common issues for Nuxt Community – Proxy Module are:


SSR: Axios request fails with 404 when using a proxy


To access the backend api, ensure that your environment is set with API_URL: then use this setting:

 axios: {
    proxy: true,
    prefix: '/api/'

  proxy: {
    '/api/': {
      target: API_URL,
      pathRewrite: { '^/api/': '' }

To ensure maximum efficiency, a proxied request was sent to the backend URL from either localhost (development) or the frontend url (production), allowing both server and client-side requests to function properly.


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