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Another way to use personal web sharing and FileVault
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 31, '07 08:10:38PM

This seems a rather complicated way when there's a simpler solution:
Just have your shared, public, non-private [etc] web directory outside of your encrypted home directory. Encrypting the web pages that are accessible from any browser is unnecessary..

Typical linux'y location would be /var/www/ - but a folder inside /Library/WebServer/ would make more sense, then you'd have to edit the apache config to point to your new location.

Or, if you don't feel like playing around with the apache configs, install something like XAMMP (The Apache Friends stuff), where the htdocs root is in /Applications/XAMMP/ - unaffected by the encrypted home directory.



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Another way to use personal web sharing and FileVault
Authored by: Mike F. on Jan 02, '08 09:04:06AM

That's why I added the second note - to emphasise that unsecured access to the personal web pages in ~/Sites could lead to unintentional security leaks.

In my case I have some private documentation in HTML+PHP format that I want to keep private. In order to be able to view ist I need a webserver. So this hint combined with SSL and password protection seems like a pretty good solution to me.



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