NGINX Proxy Manager (aka Build your own F5)

Lots of ways to do this, but this is pretty easy:

Install portainer
Configure new repo for templates:

Install NGINX Proxy Manager, forward ports: 443:4443, 80:8080 and MAYBE 81:8181
Mgmt port is 81, so keep that protected as needed depending on where you built it.

Default login is: Password: changeme
Change that immediately.

Saves configs to:
/portainer/Files/AppData/Config/Nginx-Proxy /config

Lets say you want to set up Sickgear on to respond to

  • Add DNS alias for
  • Wait for it to resolve
  • Log into your NGINX Proxy Manager
  • Hosts – Proxy hosts
  • Click the “Add Proxy Host” button
  • Fill in in the domain name
  • The Scheme, Forward hostname/IP and port are all dependent on the backend, so our “” gets split up into http,, and 8081
  • You’ll have to decide if you need caching or websockets support, you can likely turn them all on and see if it works properly
  • Access lists can be applied, but have to be set up before you can use them, you can come back to this.
  • if you are stacking services on top of a single domain name, then custom locations is where you split out /path to http://otherhost:1234, we aren’t doing that right now
  • If you need an SSL cert, go to the SSL tab and choose “Request a New SSL Certificate”, you will need your email address that is associated with your Lets Encrypt account, and click the I Agree to the TOS. The defaults are fine, you can tighten things up if you need to later.
  • Click Save
  • Usually the cert and forwarding is ready to go in under a minute if you have things forwarded properly (generally 80 and 443 to the NGINX Proxy Manager is all you need)

You should now be able to hit your and have a valid SSL certificate.