Activate https server support in 21.02 by default

Fernando Frediani fhfrediani at
Sat May 15 11:59:10 PDT 2021

Yeah I understand even if HTTPS wouldn't come enabled by default (and it 
shouldn't), but only available with that and that may seem Ok. My only 
concern has been how much these extras consume on the default image for 
not being something essential.

I understand there has been a movement to have HTTPS everywhere (even 
where it is not necessary), but I understand that in a common LAN this 
is really not necessary by default and when people can freely install 
and use with no problem.
Again concern is space usage for the default image. If that doesn't mean 
anything significant in the context where every byte counts it may be a 
good compromise to have it available but not enabled by default.


On 14/05/2021 11:22, Etienne Champetier wrote:
> Hi All,
> Le ven. 14 mai 2021 à 05:00, Petr Štetiar <ynezz at> a écrit :
>> Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at> [2021-05-11 20:13:18]:
>> Hi,
>>> I am no sure https support should still be something by default in the
>>> images as it's not something really essential
>> to me it's like discussion about telnet versus SSH. (Puting aside, that one
>> shouldn't be using password at all) If it's fine with you to send your root
>> password over telnet, then SSH is not essential, I agree.
>> FYI HTTPS wouldn't be enabled by default, it would be *available* by default,
>> giving users of default release images choice for management of their devices
>> over HTTPS, by doing so *explicitly*.
> I'm all for HTTPS to be shipped by default
> One painfull "bug" that some people might face having both HTTP and HTTPS,
> when you login using HTTPS, the sysauth cookie has secure=true,
> so you can't login via HTTP anymore because it's trying to modify the
> secure=true sysauth cookie :(
> Etienne
>> OpenWrt has quite huge community, so I hope, that having HTTPS available in
>> default images would bring the currently horrible UX of self-signed
>> certificates to wider audience which in turn might foster improvements.
>> -- ynezz

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