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Re: Run MagicMirror https



  • Re: Run MagicMirror https

    I didn’t see where the previous request was closed and the forum automatically suggested I create a new topic, so here:
    also I’m kinda scatterbrained right now so please ask questions if something isn’t clear

    How to configure HTTPS

    Based on this post:
    https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/8469/how-to-run-as-https

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    config/server.js

    var fs = require("fs");
    #var express = require("express");
    #var app = require("express")();
    var options = {
    	key: fs.readFileSync("config/certs/mirror.key"),
    	cert: fs.readFileSync("config/certs/mirror.crt")
    };
    //var server = require("http").Server(app);
    var server = require("https").Server(options, app);
    

    config/config.js

    #var config = {
    #address: "0.0.0.0", // Address to listen on, can be:
    #port: 8088,
    #ipWhitelist: [], // Set [] to allow all IP addresses
    useHttps: false,
    httpCerts: {
        path: "config/certs",
        cert: "config/certs/mirror.crt",
        key: "config/certs/mirror.key",
        port: 4433,
    },
    

    Problem:

    • config.js is loaded inside var Server, wayyyyy down at the bottom.
    • var options must be defined prior to var server (not the same as var Server)
    • this means that any settings must be defined directly inside server.js, which will be overwritten when updating MM.
    • because of this, config.js is actually completely useless here. I’m including it as an example of what it should look like if this actually worked.

    Solution:

    I don’t know node.js, or really javascript. My first instinct is to extract the config definition to the very top of the file. But it seems like the config is loaded via the server, and I’m trying to define the server via the config. I tried to run a squid proxy server to handle https but I couldn’t figure that out. Maybe the answer is to run HTTP and HTTPS simultaneously. Maybe you could have an ipWhitelist for each if you wanted to restrict HTTP access but not HTTPS. To be honest though, I think the whitelist should be handled by the OS’s firewall. iptables isn’t that difficult.
    For the record, I’m using node serveronly and pushing to a chromecast via catt through cron.


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