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Offline waynebrady

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Password protecting LAN access to Vera
« on: October 15, 2011, 03:50:14 am »

How do I enable a password protect screen without the help of mios.com? I am asking because I have guests using my wifi and I don't want to leave it open for them to snoop into my Vera dashboard. Unfortunately, I am trying to cut out mios.com and wants to keep this accessible just for myself.

Any scripts I can add?


Offline futzle

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Re: Password protecting LAN access to Vera
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 04:01:19 am »
Hi waynebrady,

You can probably see from past discussions in this forum that it's pointless to password-protect the Vera on the LAN. It is trivial to overcome the password protection that Vera uses.

You would do just as well by sticking a note on the Vera saying "please don't touch".

If you describe what your security expectations are then we can suggest more effective ways to achieve the same results.

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Re: Password protecting LAN access to Vera
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 09:23:37 am »
How do I enable a password protect screen without the help of mios.com?
You could use mios.com to enable it, so a proper /etc/lighttpd.users file is created. You won't need mios.com after that.  That file determines whether authentication is enabled when the web server is started.

YMMV as to how well this covers your needs, as @futzle stated.
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Offline waynebrady

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Re: Password protecting LAN access to Vera
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 12:19:16 am »
How would I change the password in the lighttpd files?