I’m using websocketd for a little side project, called webshell, which is a little shell in your browser that runs predefined commands. It is obvious that this shouldn’t be accessible by everyone! So there is a need for authentication. For most of my projects I use HTTP Basic Auth, which is not supported by Chrome when using WebSockets. The solution is a cookie based authentication built using Lua directly in nginx (used as a reverse proxy).
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When you own a custom domain like me (pboehm.org), there are unlimited possibilities what you can do with it. One thing is to write a redirector to use subdomains pointing to your profile-pages on several services like Flickr or Github. Another purpose could be the redirection of www.DOMAIN and DOMAIN to blog.DOMAIN, which could be hosted on Github Pages that is limited to one CNAME per page.

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Philipp Böhm

developer, photographer, cyclist, human

Software developer

Rostock ⋅ Germany