Setting up authentication and encryption

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GenomeView supports BasicAuth for webservers

To create pasword files you can use htpasswd:

htpasswd -c /location/of/.htpasswd username

Explanation how to setup .htaccess to a folder:

AuthUserFile /location/of/.htpasswd
AuthType Basic
AuthName “My Files"
Require valid-user

Important is that you put the password file outside the document root that is accessible through the web.

That should get you up and running.


GenomeView support SSL encrypted connections. It will use the certificate that is presented, but it will not verify the integrity of the key-chain.