On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 6:12 PM Jonathan Aquilina
I am a bit lost if I am using my local dev machine with cockpit to
access a remote server how secure is it to keep it over http and not move to https?
Cockpit can use SSH to access a remote server. If you're using Cockpit
locally (via localhost) to accomplish that, it's secure use plain HTTP
on the local machine.
Here's some documentation about how that works:
From: Stef Walter <swalter(a)redhat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 4 March 2020 16:43
To: Development discussion for the Cockpit Project
<cockpit-devel(a)lists.fedorahosted.org>; Jonathan Aquilina
Subject: Re: Cockpit installed on local dev machine
On 22.02.20 05:35, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a dev laptop which I have installed cockpit on. My question
> even though I have it installed on a local laptop would you guys still
> recommend I setup https on it if I plan on connecting to remote machines?
If you plan on connecting *from* remote machines to your local laptop, then setting up
https on it makes sense.
However if you're purely using Cockpit on your local laptop to connect out to other
machines (either from the Login screen, or from the multi-machine Dashboard) then it's
not necessary to use https.
In fact when accessed locally on localhost (127.0.0.1/8), Cockpit will allow you to use
plain http, rather than forcing a redirect to https like it typically does.
Stef Walter (he / his)