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Ok, so this installs the beautifull ZMNinja overlay WebUI. This is perfect for end users, and then Admin's can be only one's to access ZoneMinder Config UI.

Note: I don't think this is how the dev intended this to be run, everything works 100% but needs fine tuning. I followed this guide here. And tweaked to have Apache serve it!

To start:

sudo apt-get install -y git apache2-utils apache2
cd /var/www/
git clone https://github.com/pliablepixels/zmNinja.git
sudo ln -s /var/www/zmNinja/www /var/www/html/zmNinja
sudo rm /var/www/html/index.html
sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

I would recommend configure Fail2Ban to monitor Apache Auth via HTPasswd


 Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
 AllowOverride AuthConfig
 AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/.htpasswd
 AuthName "Authorization Required"
 AuthType Basic
 require user  

NOTE: -c falg after htpasswd creates new file, do not use if adding to .htpasswd as it will overwrite old file (AKA Clobber)

sudo htpasswd -c /etc/apache2/.htpasswd $USER
sudo service apache2 restart

Now you can visit

http(s)://domain.com/zmninja #Profit!

Notes: The reason I say this isn't the intended way is because without the htpasswd zmNinja will just log in and remember authorization like the desktop and mobile apps. This is bad news bears when it comes to internet accessible domains! Hence the htpasswd.

Bonus : Forward root of domain to /


if desired

sudo sh -c 'echo "RedirectMatch ^/$ /zmNinja/" >> /etc/apache2/apache2.conf' && sudo service apache2 restart
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