Galaxy and HTTPS User-authentification

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Galaxy and HTTPS User-authentification

M_Enders

Hi,

 

I have a question regarding the user authentication of Galaxy.

 

As to my knowledge galaxy uses http, also for the authentication, so the User Email and the password are send in clear text.

 

As I like to use Galaxy for user-authentication and due several disadvantages not an external authentification like described here (https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Admin/Config/ExternalUserDatbases):

Is there any way of using https or an encryption-method for sending user email and password.

 

With kind regards,

Matthias Enders

 


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Re: Galaxy and HTTPS User-authentification

Nate Coraor (nate@bx.psu.edu)
On Aug 20, 2014, at 3:53 AM, Matthias Enders <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi,
 
I have a question regarding the user authentication of Galaxy.
 
As to my knowledge galaxy uses http, also for the authentication, so the User Email and the password are send in clear text.
 
As I like to use Galaxy for user-authentication and due several disadvantages not an external authentification like described here (https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Admin/Config/ExternalUserDatbases):
Is there any way of using https or an encryption-method for sending user email and password.

Hi Matthias,

You can still serve Galaxy over HTTPS by placing it behind a proxy, even if you do not intend to perform authentication in the proxy. You'll just need to set X-URL-SCHEME in the proxy, as documented:


--nate

 
With kind regards,
Matthias Enders
 
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