Jump to content

Emby Caddy v2 Setup with Cloudflare


TKX57
 Share

Recommended Posts

TKX57

It took me a while to get Caddy v2 setup and working by itself. Then there were some struggles with getting it to work with Cloudflare. I thought I would share a guide to assist those who want to go that route.

Prerequisites:

  • Have your own domain
  • Have the DNS of your domain setup with Cloudflare
  • Have your Cloudflare API key/token "For this checkout my other article on setting up DNS updates via API"
  • Have your Emby server set with a static internal IP

Step 1: Download Caddy

Visit https://caddyserver.com/download to download your binary. You will need to add a couple plugins for this to work.

You will want to select 'caddy-dns/cloudflare' and 'kirsch33/realip'

image.png.462bb6793477fc9574b861df000ecf99.png

image.png.00517242166837aca924e9657a6fcee2.png

Review at the top that it shows "Extra features = 2' and select 'Download'

image.png.dc041a687ecb6f43f8021e8eec7a0c93.png

 

Step 2: Download NSSM from https://nssm.cc/download "We will use this to run Caddy as a service"

Step 3: Create folders for NSSM and Caddy on the root of the C:\ drive

image.png.b76ed8cb876f931071897468082d8a8c.png

Step 4: Rename the caddy binary to just caddy.exe and put it in C:\Caddy\. Extract NSSM so you just have the nssm.exe and put that in your NSSM folder.

Step 5: Create your caddyfile

image.png.24c37133b1643f181a8830dd2c95f9bc.png

The caddyfile has no extension. You can open this with your favorite text editor. I use Notepad++. Below is the a sample caddyfile.

  • The first email is the email address that you want to use to receive notifications if there are issues with the cert
  • Adjust your domain to what you are using for Emby. Either 'domain.com', 'login.domain.com' or 'emby.domain.com' etc.
  • The second email address is your email address for your Cloudflare account
  • This also sets up logging for the reverse proxy which is really handy
  • I choose to use the actual IP address of the server instead of localhost. Either will work.
{
	email email@gmail.com
}

yourdomain.com {   
	tls email@gmail.com {
        dns cloudflare 'Your Cloudflare API Key No Quotes'		
    }
	log {
		output file C:\caddy\logs\emby_access.log {
			roll true				# Rotate logs, enabled by default
			roll_size_mb 10			# Set max size X MB
			roll_gzip true			# Whether to compress rolled files
			roll_local_time true	# Use localhost time
			roll_keep 3				# Keep at most X log files
			roll_keep_days 7		# Keep log files for X days 
		}
	}
	encode gzip	
	reverse_proxy http://10.0.0.5:8096 {
        header_up X-Real-IP {remote_host}
	}	
}

If you wanted to run any of the arr's as subsites to your main reverse proxy you can add the following to your caddyfile

  • If you are running it on the same box instead of using the full domain name you would just use http://yourip:port
  • You need to login to each of the arr applications and setup the base URL
    • Login go to settings/general/base url
    • Add the correct subsite. So for Radarr you would add /movies save and restart.
{
	email email@gmail.com
}

yourdomain.com {   
	tls email@gmail.com {
        dns cloudflare 'Your Cloudflare API Key No Quotes'		
    }
	log {
		output file C:\caddy\logs\emby_access.log {
			roll true				# Rotate logs, enabled by default
			roll_size_mb 10			# Set max size X MB
			roll_gzip true			# Whether to compress rolled files
			roll_local_time true	# Use localhost time
			roll_keep 3				# Keep at most X log files
			roll_keep_days 7		# Keep log files for X days 
		}
	}
	encode gzip	
	reverse_proxy http://10.0.0.5:8096 {
        header_up X-Real-IP {remote_host}
	}
	
	reverse_proxy /movies/* https://radarr.domain.com {
		header_up Host {upstream_hostport}
		header_up X-Forwarded-Host {host}
	}
	redir /movies /movies/
	
	reverse_proxy /tv/* https://sonarr.domain.com {
		header_up Host {upstream_hostport}
		header_up X-Forwarded-Host {host}
	}
	redir /tv /tv/

	reverse_proxy /music/* https://lidarr.domain.com {
		header_up Host {upstream_hostport}
		header_up X-Forwarded-Host {host}
	}
	redir /music /music/
	
	reverse_proxy /audiobooks/* https://readarr.domain.com {
		header_up Host {upstream_hostport}
		header_up X-Forwarded-Host {host}
	}
	redir /audiobooks /audiobooks/
}

Step 6: Create a user for caddy to run as and set password. You will need this password later down when we setup the service. I'm going to use srvcaddy.

Step 7: Allow srvcaddy user to run as service

You want to open up Local Security Policy

image.png.3cc5fd8adab6ef7d3be68007b0722c0c.png

Go to 'Local Policies/User Rights Assignment/Log on as a service' and add our new user srvcaddy

image.png.2f58cf093094de21d85870342edf7977.png

Step 8: Add your domain under Emby network settings

Login go to settings/network/external domain and add your domain name

image.png

 Step 9 : Launch cmd prompt as administrator

image.png.b233a32d6971b6b006240cb1d3bfc4ad.png

Step 10: Install Caddy as a service

We will need to type cd "C:\NSSM" in cmd prompt. Then you will need to type nssm install Caddy

image.png.a9821d543434d4f3bf4fbf68b8e477f5.png

We will want to edit Log on to our service account

image.png.d81514ffaabe9d63d73f5d99cf107681.png

Then select 'Install service'

Now you can open up services and start caddy

image.png.ee2ad28b3706359530e704ae30652700.png

The first time this runs it will take a few minutes to generate your certificate on the computer.

Step 11: Adjust firewall rules

You now only want the local computer to talk on Emby's port 8096. All other devices you will want to have it connect via ports 80,443.

Open up windows firewall

image.png.49e9c23d2902a0a15592f9baeff3fc12.png

Make sure all of Emby's rules are disabled

image.png.85a1513714a5e977a6258994ebc7c484.png

Create a new rule

image.png.62a4b7d423a947171398e6985ad664ea.png

image.png.2b3c825f147ed7119fdbfae761a6de7b.png

image.png.ad62e3e05162421a0d4b9fbc4c2678dd.png

image.png.724636649d9bef48700184185acde470.png

image.png.bf62a8c17876f35f72f136850801d6ca.png

image.png.d65af00b6e90c377605d887e038e93d9.png

Step 12: Create a port forward in your router/firewall from external port 443 to your server port 443. Do to the differences in every router/firewall you will need to refer to manual or Google on this step. For even more security you can lock down only Cloudflare's IP addresses to be able to route to your server. Since we are updating the cert via API you only need port 443 open to Cloudflare. No need for port 80 to be open external.

Step 13: Create a DNS entry in your router/firewall for your server. Again do to to many differences you will need to consult your device's manual or google on how to accomplish this. You will want to create an internal record that takes your domain name for your Emby server and points it to the local IP. This way you can take advantage of local login with pin.

Step 14: Set Cloudflare's SSL/TLS Encryption

Login to Cloudflare, select your domain, and go to SSL/TLS

image.png.17b4d85200e4e44605577d319c02700a.png

You want to set this to Full/Strict

image.png.88e44ddd4bc1360a69ae8c8362adbede.png

 

That's it... you should now have a fully encrypted connection to your Emby server internal and external. You will now be connecting to your server via port 443 instead of 8096.

Hope this helps anyone struggling with setting this up.

Edited by Happy2Play
Updated at OP request
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

KegTapper

Thanks for this.  There just aren't many guides for Caddy. I am a recent caddy convert and my next step was trying to setup cloudflare.  Your guide will help immensely.

Thanks again

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

TKX57
1 hour ago, KegTapper said:

Thanks for this.  There just aren't many guides for Caddy. I am a recent caddy convert and my next step was trying to setup cloudflare.  Your guide will help immensely.

Thanks again

 

Let me know if you run into any snags. My biggest issue was finding out how to write the caddyfile.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
muzicman0

been using Caddy for a while, but can't get it to work with Cloudflare.  Followed this, but it still isn't working.  I get a SSL Handshake error.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

muzicman0

Figured it out.  Above you mentioned an API Key, which is an actual thing, but you actually meant a Token.  Once I used the same token as the powershell script, it works fine.  Thanks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

TKX57
4 hours ago, muzicman0 said:

Figured it out.  Above you mentioned an API Key, which is an actual thing, but you actually meant a Token.  Once I used the same token as the powershell script, it works fine.  Thanks.

Awesome, yes I apologize for the confusion on this. They call it a Token on Cloudflare other places call it a key, but it is essentially your password for the API. I'm glad you got this working!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

KegTapper

I was off yesterday so finally got around to setting this up. Emby works great.  I cannot get the Arrs to work. They are on the same machine and I set the base url. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

TKX57
On 10/22/2021 at 8:24 AM, KegTapper said:

I was off yesterday so finally got around to setting this up. Emby works great.  I cannot get the Arrs to work. They are on the same machine and I set the base url. 

Are you trying to run it as domain.com/arr or are you trying to run it as arr.domain.com?

Would you be able to scrape your config and drop it here? I can take a look at it for you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

seanbuff
On 29/09/2021 at 10:26, TKX57 said:

I thought I would share a guide to assist those who want to go that route.

This is a great guide @TKX57 thanks for sharing.

Is it possible to fix up the missing/broken images in Step 8 and 14, just for completeness?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

TKX57
23 hours ago, seanbuff said:

This is a great guide @TKX57 thanks for sharing.

Is it possible to fix up the missing/broken images in Step 8 and 14, just for completeness?

I would love to but the article is locked and it will not let me edit it. Maybe an admin can unlock this for me so I can fix the broken images.

@Abobader

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, TKX57 said:

I would love to but the article is locked and it will not let me edit it. Maybe an admin can unlock this for me so I can fix the broken images.

Please PM our mod's team @Happy2Play  @CBers about the replacement image link and they will do it for you, thanks.

  • Agree 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...