Convert Nginx to Caddy (Zoneminder)

Ok so after some back and forth, I finally got a working Caddyfile for Zoneminder. This includes all web functionality, as well as the ZMninja app.

        order cgi before respond                                                     
:80 {                                                                                
        root * /usr/local/www/zoneminder                                             
        redir / /zm/ 308                                                             
        handle_path /zm/cache* {                                                     
                root * /var/cache/zoneminder                                         
        handle_path /zm*                                                             
        handle /api* {                                                               
                rewrite * /api/app/webroot/index.php?p={path}&{query}                
        cgi /cgi-bin/nph-zms /usr/local/www/zoneminder/cgi-bin/nph-zms {             
        php_fastcgi unix//var/run/php-fpm.sock                                       

It is necessary to build caddy with the cgi plug-in.

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The only other issue I have (and this may warrant a new thread) is running caddy as the www user.

If I run caddy as www I need to have the port set at a high number because of bind privileges. If I run caddy as root, the stream flickers.

You probably need to sudo setcap cap_net_bind_service=+ep ./caddy or whatever. You’re using FreeBSD though so I’m no help regarding that, I have no idea how that’s done in BSD-land.

In Linux with systemd, we recommend using these setup instructions, which set up a caddy user with appropriate permissions Keep Caddy Running — Caddy Documentation

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