[mythtv-users] set password for backend web server?

David Brieck Jr. dbrieck at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 15:28:08 UTC 2012

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM, Josh Rosenberg <mythtv at desh.info> wrote:

> All,
> I just learned about the backend web server at port 6544!  It's pretty
> fantastic; this (and HLS in particular) might finally convince me that
> I don't need a Slingbox alongside my Myth setup.
> One problem, though, is security.  I'm concerned that, if I forward
> port 6544 at my home IP address to port 6544 of my primary backend,
> then anyone can access my recordings.  I would have the same worry
> about the mythweb frontend web access, except Mythbuntu supports
> adding HTTP Digest password protection for it.  Is there any way I can
> do the same for the backend 6544 server?  I am very much a beginner
> with Apache, and could perhaps figure out the right stanza to add to a
> .htaccess file (though help would be appreciated), but I don't even
> know where to find or put said access file...
> Note that I'm pretty sure this is a totally different thing than the
> admin:mythtv password combination that I needed to install JW Player.
> I'm running 0.25 via Mythbuntu 12.04, on a combined FE/BE.
> Thanks!
> Josh
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If whatever platform you're using remotely has an SSH client available I
would tunnel the traffic over SSH.
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