Date: 2018-01-18 01:19 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I wish there were open source libraries / frameworks that could be applied.

For example I work on an iOT type device, and decided to allow local control from a mobile device (technically anything that speaks HTTP) without traffic having to go out to the internet and back again. There is a pairing step where you have to enter a random code shown on the device which then provides a cookie if correct. That at least protects should someone put the device directly on the Internet.

But what I can't do is secure the connection (ie HTTPS instead of HTTP) because SSL needs certificates which you can't do for local only names. Self signed certs and similar won't work in regular browsers (try explaining the administration and installation of them to regular folk!)

I also send information to our servers. I'd be delighted to send them to some other service (local or remote) but I am not going to implement one of those, and nothing appears to exist in the open source world.
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