Module Nginx Plus

DataDome Nginx Plus module detects and protects against bot activity

Nginx Plus is a software load balancer, web server, and content cache built on top of open source Nginx.
Nginx Plus has exclusive enterprise‑grade features beyond what's available in the open source offering, including session persistence, configuration via API, and active health checks.

Manual installation from source

You can install DataDome Nginx module from source as described below.

# Create a temporary directory to work in
tmp_dir=$(mktemp -d -t datadome-XXXXXXXXXX)
echo $tmp_dir

# Get the Nginx version in use
nginx_version=$(nginx -v 2>&1 | grep -oP 'nginx\/\K([0-9.]*)')
echo $nginx_version

# Download and untar the Nginx sources to compile dynamic module
curl -sLo ${tmp_dir}/nginx-${nginx_version}.tar.gz${nginx_version}.tar.gz
tar -C ${tmp_dir} -xzf ${tmp_dir}/nginx-${nginx_version}.tar.gz

# Download and untar DataDome module sources
curl -sLo ${tmp_dir}/datadome_nginx_module.tar.gz
tar -C ${tmp_dir} -zxf ${tmp_dir}/datadome_nginx_module.tar.gz

# Get the name of the DataDome module directory
datadome_dir=$(basename $(ls ${tmp_dir}/DataDome-NginxDome-* -d1))

# Launch the nginx configure script + the DataDome dynamic module
cd ${tmp_dir}/nginx-${nginx_version} && eval "./configure --with-compat --add-dynamic-module=../${datadome_dir}"

# Compile the modules
make modules

# Ensure Nginx module directory is created
mkdir -p /etc/nginx/modules

# Copy the .so modules to nginx configuration
cp ${tmp_dir}/nginx-${nginx_version}/objs/ngx_http_data_dome_*.so /etc/nginx/modules/

# Then you have to add the following configuration to your nginx.conf file:
# load_module /etc/nginx/modules/;
# load_module /etc/nginx/modules/;
# load_module /etc/nginx/modules/;

# Ensure the modules are loaded correctly
nginx -t

DataDome module for Nginx Plus is now installed. The configuration is described here.