Protect access to Dreambox web interface with a password
When using the ihad image on a Dreambox (800/500/8000) many functions can also be accessed via this web interface to be served. For example, setting timers, deleting recordings, creating screenshots is possible with the Dreambox web interface.
Initially, access is not secured or only secured with the standard access data. In order to protect access with an individual password, only the Access query enabled and the password of the user root can be changed. The password can be changed very easily via the telnet access on the Dreambox be changed. A simple explanation can be found in the relevant article “Telnet Access Dreambox”.
After a telnet login with the user root on the Dreambox, the password can be changed by calling “passwd”:
Changing the Dreambox password via telnet
The new password must be entered twice. Attention, the cursor does not move when entering the password.
To protect the web interface access, only the settings for this need to be checked:
Menu -> Extensions -> Web Interface -> Enable HTTP Access -> yes
Settings for the password protection of the Dreambox web interface
If you then control access to the Dreambox web interface, a user and password prompt should appear:
Login and password query web interface Dreambox
Is the access to web interface the Dreambox protected, you can set up a new timer for recording remotely, for example using a mobile phone. All you have to do is configure the port forwarding in the router correctly.
questions and answers
- Is it possible to protect the web interface of the Dreambox with a password?
Yes, this is possible. To do this, the settings must be set correctly and the password for the user root must be changed.
- Is the web interface also accessible via HTTPS?
Yes, the web interface can also be reached via HTTPS and is protected by a set password.
- Can the password for the web interface be changed individually?
Yes, setting a new password for the user root will change the password.