Best way to create a secure domain?


#1

Hi Folks,

I apologize if this is a total newb question. I’m just getting started and trying to get up to speed quickly.

For my project, I will need a domain that is both persistent and secure. By persistent, I mean that it is not tied to a local machine (i.e., I build the domain server to run on an external Linux host), and that it is available 24/7. By secure, I mean that certain user credentials are needed to access the domain and/or content hosted in that domain.

My understanding is that for persistence I will need to build a domain server on my external Linux host. Is that correct? I found one thread on this topic here and some build instructions. Is there further information I might reference that I have missed?

For security, my understanding is that settings are configured under the domain server settings, under the “Security” section. As far as I can tell, these settings apply to the general domain level, but are not necessarily applicable at the asset level. For example, if a user tries to walk into a building that s/he does not have access to, that cannot be configured here. I suppose this could be worked around using teleportation or something like that, but, again, I’m a newb with HiFi, so not sure about the details.

Many thanks!


#2

Bump. Any ideas? Many thanks!


#3

I don’t think anyone has replied because you’ve essentially nailed it without knowing it.

Dive in, tread water, and if you get stuck or need a life raft we’ll gladly send one.

in the words of famous chris,

‘good luck’


#4

Thank you for that. Diving in and treading water is where I’m at currently. I’m stuck at building the domain server on a Digital Ocean droplet, but making headway.


#5

Making a Linux build of the domain server parts can be a tough going. Unlike the HF built Windows and Mac distributions, they do not make a Linux build. You can get help fro people who have tried. Start here but read the entire thread:


#6

Yup… I’m right there. Got hung up on QT trying to do it myself on my own server.

Found that thread and…it’s happily compiling as I type.