I'd like to set up a password for my VLC's http interface server. I'm using VLC 2.x on Ubuntu Precise. How do I set this up? I see numerious mentions online of it being possible.
Ideally, I'd like the username and password to apply for the whole interface, not just files. However, I did find that documentation that creating an
.accesss file in a directory will protect the contents of that directory. The docs say you need only
echo "foo:bar" > .access in the directory and it'll work. I can't even get that to work though.