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#1 Helios OFFLINE  

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 11:19 PM

What I'm planning on doing is putting a Roku device at my parent's house to give them access to my server. As far as I know, this is possible to do, however, the connection is not secured. I know that HTTPS is not implemented yet, however, I was able to go around that by implementing stunnel (everything works correctly using the browser).

 

Is there a way to use the HTTPS address in the Roku device and if not, is there a way to secure the communication between that external Roku and my server?



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:41 AM

You could create a VPN between your router and your parents router.  If you setup the subnets and routing correctly, then the Roku would just connect to the Internal IP of your MBS.  



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:25 PM

Hello all, 

 

I use Emby server to my Rokus at two different houses.  I am looking to secure my server but being new to the subject I am wondering this is possible from a Roku client at my second location. 

 

As there any reason why getting a domain and certificate would keep this from working?  Sorry for the idiot question.

 

Thanks

 

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:38 PM

Hello, 

 

I have the same situation.  I was wondering what the best solution this this situation is now with the progress in Emby server. 

 

This is a stupid question I know...sorry. 

 

 



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:46 PM

Are you able to access your Ember Server from outside your local network? Best place to start would be here

 

https://github.com/M...ki/Connectivity

 

 

Once you are able to connect from outside your local network all you need to do is point your Roku to your external IP manually or use Emby Connect. 

 

If you want to setup a https connection your will need to provide your own ssl certificate. There are a few guides on the forums on how to do this depending on your OS.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:49 PM

Yes I have been using Rokus from outside the network but unsecured and I want to change that.  I don't have to do anything on the router that serves the away address?  Roku clients can do that from a separate location/network?  Thanks Jdiesel 



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:53 PM

Yes, so all you need to do is provide Emby with you own ssl cert and directed the Rokus to connect over https rather than http. There are many ways to do this, free versus paid options, optional reverse proxies, domains, etc.

 

A good start would be this guide

 

https://emby.media/c...-for-emby-wip/ 


Edited by Jdiesel, 29 November 2018 - 02:56 PM.





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