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

prefix, host and port

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.

Note: baseURL and proxy doesn't work together, you 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: true

Integrate with Nuxt.js progress bar to show a loading bar while making requests. (Only on browser, when loading bar is available.)

You can also disable progress bar per request using progress config.

this.$axios.$get('URL', { progress: false })


  • Default: false

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


modules: [
axios: {
proxy: true // Can be also an object with default options
proxy: {
'/api/': 'http://api.example.com',
'/api2/': 'http://api.another-website.com'

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

Note: /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 retries them whenever posible using axios-retry.

By default, number of retries will be 3 times, if retry value is set to true. You can change it by passing an object like this:

axios: {
retry: { retries: 3 }


  • Default: false

Adds an interceptor to automatically set withCredentials config of axios when requesting to baseURL which allows passing authentication headers to backend.


  • Default: false

Adds interceptors to log request and responses.


  • Default: true

In SSR context, sets client request header as axios 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.

NOTE: If 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 ['host', 'accept', 'cf-ray', 'cf-connecting-ip', 'content-length']

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