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This Week in Self-Hosted (19 May 2023)

Cloudflare and Matter updates, Immich facial recognition (!), bird song identification, and a spotlight on Token-login - a self-hosted forward auth server
This Week in Self-Hosted (19 May 2023)

Industry Activity

Goodbye, section 2.8 and hello to Cloudflare’s new terms of service
We’re excited to announce new updates that will modernize our terms of service and hopefully cut down on customer confusion and frustration.
The first update to the Matter smart home standard doesn’t bring any new device-types
It’s still mostly smart plugs, bulbs, and switches.
COPS Deprecation Notice | Info :: LinuxServer.io
Due to numerous compatibility issues caused by the upstream project being abandoned and no actively maintained fork existing, we are deprecating our COPS container.

Software Updates

  • Apprise v1.4.0 (Push Notifications): Support for attachments, custom field mappings for JSON, FORM, and XML services, and various other minor changes
  • Baserow v1.17.1 (No-Code Database): Performance optimization, configuration tweaks, calendar view upgrade, and various other minor changes
  • Ghost v5.48.0 (CMS/Blog): Ability to duplicate posts and minor bug fixes
  • Immich v1.56.0 (Photos): Added facial recognition for photos and video thumbnails, partner sharing (web only), mobile lazing loading, and various other minor changes
  • Jellyfin Android v2.5.0 (Media Streaming): Integrated player improvements and other minor changes
  • LeGo CertHub v0.9.0 (Certificate Management): Added Docker support, automatic update checks, and various other minor changes
  • LinkStack v4.0.1/2 (Personal Landing Page): Added theme chooser, config updates for admin contact details, and various other minor changes
  • ntfy v2.5.0 (Push Notifications): Text-to-speech phone calls, Prometheus metrics, access tokens for users, new website, user tiers, and various other minor changes
  • Photoprism v230513 (Photos): Hardware transcoding available to all users and various other minor changes
  • WordPress v6.2.1: Maintenance and security release

New Software

  • BirdCAGE: Monitor and identify bird songs from outdoor camera audio streams
  • books: Lightweight web app for Calibre libraries
  • Kubespider: All-in-one downloading platform for various websites and file types
  • Loggl: Real-time event monitoring and analytics
  • Stirling-PDF: Web-based PFD editor (split, merge, convert, reorder, rotate, compress, etc.)
  • Willow: Self-hosted, ESP-based voice assistant alternative

Self-Hosted Spotlight

Meet Token-login, a self-hosted forward auth server developed by selfh.st reader reddec. Token-login provides an authorization flow for requests based on API keys and comes packaged with a clean, minimal interface for managing tokens. It can be run locally via bare metal or Docker, supports multiple database schemas, and includes OIDC support for management of its web interface.

Check out the architecture diagram on the project's GitHub repository for a visual representation of how it can assist in protecting external services.

Screenshot from the project's GitHub repository
Self-hosting SSO (Part 3): LDAP | joeeey
How to use Docker to provide LDAP as centralized user management for Keycloak and services that don’t natively support SSO.
Self-Hosted Software SSO Auth Methods
Info This is an index of the SSO and MFA authentication methods provided by self-hosted software. SSO comprises a fractured set of standards, and unfortunately is not well-adopted among self-hosted software. This matrix intends to enumerate self-hosted services that offer SSO auth methods and M…
Deploying a minimal self-hosted Omnivore using fly.io and bonsai.io
Read how to create a minimal self-hosted version of Omnivore

Privacy Corner

KeePass flaw allows retrieval of master password, PoC is public (CVE-2023-32784) - Help Net Security
A vulnerability (CVE-2023-32784) in KeePass can be exploited to retrieve the master password from the software’s memory.

Note: KeepassXC is not affected by this vulnerability.

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