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This Week in Self-Hosted (23 February 2024) 7 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (23 February 2024)

Self-hosted news, software updates, launches, and a spotlight on 2FAuth, a self-hosted 2FA web application

By Ethan Sholly
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In the News

Unraid Moves to Annual Subscription Pricing Model
Unraid is moving to an annual subscription pricing model in order to access updates for new users to the platform
Struggling database company MariaDB could be taken private in $37M deal | TechCrunch
MariaDB is the subject of a potential takeover bid, as the company confirmed it has received an offer from K1 Investment Management.
Bluesky starts letting users host their own servers
But the training wheels still aren’t quite off yet.
Discord took no action against server that coordinated costly Mastodon spam attacks | TechCrunch
Over the weekend, hackers targeted federated social networks like Mastodon to carry out ongoing spam attacks that were organized on Discord, and conducted

Software Updates

Security Releases

New Software

Help keep the newsletter (and me) running ☕

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Community Content

How to Install and Configure FreeNginx on Linux (Ultimate Guide)
FreeNginx is a community-driven move aimed at keeping open-source projects more aligned with public interest rather than making them puppets for companies.
Launching the Website Office Hours
Matrix, the open protocol for secure decentralised communications
Bitwarden adds a new auto-fill option right inside form fields | Bitwarden Blog
Highly requested by the Bitwarden community, the new inline auto-fill menu greatly enhances the user experience, enabling users to fill login credentials faster than ever.

Weekend Discussion (@[email protected])
Weekend Discussion 💬 Would you self-host software that isn’t open-source or has features locked behind enterprise licenses? #selfhost #selfhosted #selfhosting #homelab #homeserver

Content Spotlight: 2FAuth

Meet 2FAuth, a self-hosted web application for managing two-factor authentication (2FA) security codes. Developed to replace apps like Google Authenticator and Authy, 2FA accounts and tokens can be managed, edited, grouped, and accessed in 2FAuth after scanning a QR code or entering details manually. The application's backend relies on a SQLite database with configurable encryption and offers a number of authentication options – built-in login, proxy headers, OIDC, or security keys.

2FAuth can be installed via bare metal or Docker. As usual, users should exercise caution when considering backup strategies and external availability given the sensitivity of the software's data.

Various mobile screenshot's of 2FAuth's demo instance
Screenshot from the project's repository

Links: GitHub, Documentation

What We're Watching

What We're Listening To

‎The Uncast Show: The Unraid Story: Lime Technology Co-CEO’s Discuss the Past and Future of Unraid OS on Apple Podcasts
‎Show The Uncast Show, Ep The Unraid Story: Lime Technology Co-CEO’s Discuss the Past and Future of Unraid OS - Feb 19, 2024
Unraid as a Service
We chat about VMware’s rug pull with Bret, aka Raid Owl, and then get into Unraid’s big changes and more.

Smart Home and Automation

From Our Community to Your Home
We are two months into 2024, and the progress of Home Assistant has been off the charts. In the last month alone, we have joined the Z-Wave alliance, will keep your Zigbee devices up-to-date, launched support for Apple CarPlay, and just yesterday, we introduced on-device wake words.
On device wake word on ESP32-S3 is here - Voice: Chapter 6
Improved errors, more intents and on device ESPHome wake word

Upcoming Events

Voice Assistant Contest - Let’s build and win some prizes!
We are organizing a voice assistant contest between the 17th of January and the 10th of March. You can win some Home Assistant Green, some Home Assistant SkyConnect, and a chance to be on a livestr…

Command Line Corner: cal

Use the cal command to display the current calendar month with the current date highlighted on the command line. The command can also be paired with flags for additional functionality: -y to show the entire year with the current date highlighted, -j to show the month using the Julian calendar, or with a two-digit month or four-digit year to specify a different point in time.

/$ cal

      February 2024
  Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
               1  2  3
   4  5  6  7  8  9 10
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  18 19 20 21 22 23 24
  25 26 27 28 29

/$ cal 02 2023

      February 2023
  Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
            1  2  3  4
   5  6  7  8  9 10 11
  12 13 14 15 16 17 18
  19 20 21 22 23 24 25
  26 27 28

Click here to view an archive of commands shared in previous newsletters.

Keep your phone number private with Signal usernames
Signal’s mission and sole focus is private communication. For years, Signal has kept your messages private, your profile information (like your name and profile photo) private, your contacts private, and your groups private – among much else. Now we’re taking that one step further, by making your…
Wyze says camera breach let 13,000 customers briefly see into other people’s homes
The number of affected customers has grown from 14 to 13,000.

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