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I would like to setup a web-server which will be used solely by myself. What would be the safest way to do so in terms of confidentiality of the contents?

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I haven’t configured them myself, but it might be worth looking in to client SSL certificates for this. That way your server won’t communicate with any browser that hasn’t installed a certificate which you generate. I believe the BBC used to use this for a lot of their important servers which they wanted to be accessible only by their own developers from across the internet (I don’t know if they still do).

This is I would like to setup a web-server which will be used solely by myself. What would be the safest way to do so in terms of confidentiality of the contents? by Simon Willison, posted on 4th September 2012.

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