You can pass options using module options or http section in nuxt.config.js

  http: {
    // HTTP options here




This options are used for default values of baseURL and browserBaseURL.

Can be customized with API_PREFIX, API_HOST (or HOST) and API_PORT (or PORT) environment variables.

Default value of prefix is /.


  • Default: http://[HOST]:[PORT][PREFIX]

Base URL which is used and prepended to make requests in server side.

Environment variable API_URL can be used to override baseURL.

baseURL and proxy won't work together, you will need to use prefix instead


  • Default: baseURL (or prefix when options.proxy is enabled)

Base URL which is used and prepended to make requests in client side.

Environment variable API_URL_BROWSER can be used to override browserBaseURL.


  • Default: false

If set to true, http:// in both baseURL and browserBaseURL will be changed into https://.


  • Default: false

Adds interceptors that logs http request and responses.


  • Default: false

You can easily integrate HTTP with Proxy Module and is much recommended to prevent CORS and deployment problems.


  modules: [

  http: {
    proxy: true // Can be also an object with default options

  proxy: {
    '/api/': 'http://api.example.com',
    '/api2/': 'http://api.another-website.com'

It is not required to manually register @nuxtjs/proxy module, but it does need to be in your dependencies

/api/ will be added to all requests to the API end point. If you need to remove it use pathRewrite:

proxy: {
  '/api/': {
    target: 'http://api.example.com',
    pathRewrite: { '^/api/': '' }


  • Default: false

Automatically intercept failed requests and retry before failing.

By default, number of retries will be 2 times, if retry value is set to true. You can change it by passing an object like this:

http: {
  retry: 1

You can also pass an object to have more control! See ky docs.


  • Default: false

Sets the timeout for the server requests in milliseconds.

http: {
  serverTimeout: 2000


  • Default: false

Sets the timeout for the client requests in milliseconds.

http: {
  clientTimeout: 5000


  • Default: true

In SSR context, sets client request header as http default request headers. This is useful for making requests which need cookie based auth on server side. Also helps making consistent requests in both SSR and Client Side code.

When directing requests at a url protected by CloudFlare's CDN you should set this to false to prevent CloudFlare from mistakenly detecting a reverse proxy loop and returning a 403 error.


  • Default ['accept', 'host', 'cf-ray', 'cf-connecting-ip', 'content-length', 'content-md5', 'content-type']

Only efficient when proxyHeaders is set to true. Removes unwanted request headers to the API backend in SSR.


Headers added to all requests. If provided, will be merged with the defaults.

  • Default: {}

Do NOT include any credentials or tokens here. One can easily access them.

This headers are effective to ALL requests. Please take care and consider providing special headers on each call that needs this unless you are pretty sure you always need to add headers.