Motion - Support Question 2009x 04x 13x 194312

Authentication for the mini-http server

Question

Hi, 1001 thanks for a good product, it works wonderful on my nslu2/debian5/Logitech quickcam E3500.

You have the option "control_authentication" for the "HTTP Based Control" (see "/etc/motion/motion.conf") . I wish you could make the same one for the "Live Webcam Server".

My plan is to port-forward the mini-http so I can access the webcam from everywhere. To protect everyone else access the site, I need an authentication just like the "HTTP Based Control". Please help.

nb: had tried .htaccess at the "target_dir", but not help.

Sincerely Tuan
############################################################
# Live Webcam Server
############################################################

# The mini-http server listens to this port for requests (default: 0 = disabled)
webcam_port 82

# Quality of the jpeg images produced (default: 50)
webcam_quality 50

# Output frames at 1 fps when no motion is detected and increase to the
# rate given by webcam_maxrate when motion is detected (default: off)
webcam_motion off

# Maximum framerate for webcam streams (default: 1)
webcam_maxrate 1

# Restrict webcam connections to localhost only (default: on)
webcam_localhost off


Environment

Motion version: 3.2.9
ffmpeg version: FFmpeg version r11872+debian_0.svn20080206-17, Copyright (c) 2000-2008
Libraries: n/a
Server OS: Linux debian1 2.6.26-1-ixp4xx #1 Sat Mar 14 08:31:13 UTC 2009 armv5tel GNU/Linux
-- TuanNg - 13 Apr 2009

Answer

Authentication on stream won't be implemented as motion stream is not a good tool to do external stream but just as a debug / private source.

To protect the stream you can get stream of motion from an extenal streaming tool or apache using mod_proxy and relaying rather than offering directly motion stream.

-- AngelCarpintero - 09 Jul 2009
Topic revision: r2 - 09 Jul 2009, AngelCarpintero
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