[mythtv-users] Securing mythweb

greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Tue Feb 9 16:00:48 UTC 2010

Ian Oliver wrote:
> I've read several guides on how to secure mythweb, but I'm using 
> mythbuntu and all my files seem to be in different places to what these 
> guides assume. I also don't seem to have a .htaccess file anywhere.
> What's the easiest way to have open access from my 192.168.1.x network 
> and a single user/password for external access?
> A pointer to a current guide would be useful.
> Thanks
> Ian
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sudo a2enmod
When prompted for what module you want to enable enter:
Create your password directory
sudo mkdir /etc/mythtv/mythweb-digest/passwd

Create your password FILE
sudo htdigest -c /etc/mythtv/mythweb-digest/passwd/passwords MythTV greg

Grant permissions to the new password file:

sudo chown www-data /etc/mythtv/mythweb-digest/passwd/passwords

sudo chgrp www-data /etc/mythtv/mythweb-digest/passwd/passwords
sudo chmod 640 /etc/mythtv/mythweb-digest/passwd/passwords

sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

<Directory "/var/www/mythweb">
  Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
  AuthType Digest
  AuthName "MythTV"
  AuthUserFile /etc/mythtv/mythweb-digest/passwd/passwords
  Require valid-user
  Order allow,deny
  Allow from 192.168.1.
  Satisfy any

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

You may have to change a few paths,but this is what I use..This allows 
me to access over my lan without authoriziation, but is secure from the 

This was based on this how-to...

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