is it possible to have the “status” page accessible without a password (read only and without setup/tools menus) for the local network?
I would like to display this page permanently on an old android tablet without having to enter the password every day
You are asking if the password can be required only when the request is from the WAN? That sounds like a useful feature. I’ll take a look at that.
yes i think ^^
when requests come from the gateway, logically they come from the WAN (NAT).
But with WiFi I’m not sure, because at home the gateway is also a WiFi router…
Maybe the way to think about it is to consider any request from the gatewayIP to be from the outside world, and any other request from the LAN. I can do that with the information available.
Now without overthinking this and adding a lot of complicated options, maybe a checkbox on the password setup to say no password required on the local LAN.
I realize your request wants to continue to restrict the non password local LAN user to a subset of activities, but that gets very messy. Would it usefil to have a mechanism to simply say passwords only apply for sessions originating from the gateway?
I have coded that up, it seems to work fine for me with local devices getting carte-blanche while a port-forwarded session is subject to password authentication.
it would be perfect not to enter the password at all locally
The checkbox idea is perfect.
Don’t worry about the restriction of functions, it was a security suggestion (password to access the admin part only), not an obligation for me ;o)
in which version do you plan to make this feature available to everyone?
The changes are complete. It will go out in the next release, probably ALPHA in a few weeks if all goes well.
Incidentally, as part of working on this I revisited the authorization mechanism and discovered why it often requires logging in multiple times. It all related to a quirk in several browsers where they send multiple requests out of sequence. I have designed a workaround for that and the new version now works solid after the password is entered.