How to log real user’s IP address with Nginx in log files

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My nginx server is behind a reverse proxy load balancer. How can I show the correct client IP address in nginx log files when nginx is behind a load balancer?

If you are using nginx behind reverse proxies, load balancer and HTTPS front-end such as HAProxy/Pound, you may find hard to log or get the real IP address.

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