WORKING - Password Protecting the Web Interface

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Hi
I wanted to password protect the web interface so I've been having a read on Mongoose and now I have it working.

It's quite simple to do and can be removed if needed. All this does is create a .htpasswd file in the root of the web directory. This is a hidden file, but can be delete if it goes wrong !!

I don't know if it will have any impact on the use of the 'adapted' feature set, but I'm sure some will advise.

THIS HAS WORKED FOR ME, I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF IT GOES WRONG FOR YOU. !!

I did this by telnet and will asume you know how to access your HDR-FOX T2 via telnet.
( if not post and I'll try to help )

1. change to the web directory on your Humax box.
Code:
cd /mod/var/mongoose/html/
2. check no .htpasswd file already exists. ( just in case )
Code:
ls -alsh
If you already have a .htpasswd file you should see it listed.
Code:
 cat .htpasswd
Will show you the contents of this file.

3. create the .htpasswd file
By default the Humax's authentication domain is 'mydomain.com'. So to add a user called 'admin' with the password 'pass' run the following command.

Code:
/mnt/hd2/mod/sbin/mongoose -A ./.htpasswd mydomain.com admin pass
You can check the .htpasswd file has been created and view it's contents using the ls and cat commands above.

Now when you access you Humax via your browser you should be asked to enter the username and password for 'mydomain.com'

You can add multiple usernames and password to the .htpasswd file by repeating the above command changing admin & pass as needed.

If this doesn't work or you need to remove the authentication request, this can be done using :
Code:
rm .htpasswd
I haven't tried this, BUT !! It appears you can change the authentication domain from 'mydomain.com' by editing the mongoose.conf located in
Code:
/mnt/hd2/mod/etc
Adding the following should change the domain to localhost:
Code:
authentication_domain    localhost
If you do this you would need to change 'mydomain.com' to localhost when you create your username and password. eg:
Code:
/mnt/hd2/mod/sbin/mongoose -A ./.htpasswd localhost admin pass
Hope this helps :)
 
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#8
I hope that means it worked for you !!

Re reading my post, It does seem long... hopefully that won't put any one off.
It is VERY simple to do :)
 
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