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A user interface for Bitcoin written in JavaScript.

For SSL support a small server side script is included.

This software is released under the MIT/X11 License.

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Apache HTTPD Configuration for Bitcoin JS Remote

[I am assuming a little knowledge about Apache httpd. You had better read on Apache httpd directives:]

Assuming your bitcoin.conf file includes:

rpcuser=myuser rpcpassword=mypass

First, generate a suitable file for Basic Authentification. See man htpasswd or execute

 htpasswd -b -c my_prefer_filename myuser mypass

Set following Apache directives in the proper context, i.e. server or virtual host configuration:

 AuthType Basic
 AuthName "Bitcoin Access"
 AuthUserFile my_prefer_filename
 Require user myuser
 Order deny,allow
 Allow from all

Assuming you want to access Bitcoin JS Remote with http://mydomain/jbc

 Alias /jbc pathabs_to_bitcoin-js-remote
 ProxyPass /lbc/
 ProxyPassReverse /lbc/

User and Password will be required when accessing with http://mydomain/jbc. Then, set Bitcoind's URL to the desired path: in the above example will be “/lbc/” or by default will be “/”.

Alternatively, create a “settings.json” file in the bitcoin-js-remote directory: (see proper syntax in the settings.json_sample):

 RPC.url : /lbc/
 RPC.user : myuser
 RPC.password : mypass

That's all. Restart your Apache web server.

Other interesting Apache directives: To redirect all HTTP to HTTPS (of course, you need a well-configured ssl site). !!! SSL access is extremely recommended to protect your Bitcoin data.

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

To avoid your log file from flooding

SetEnvIf Request_URI "^/jbc/" dontlog SetEnvIf Request_URI "^/lbc/" dontlog CustomLog myfile.log combined env=!dontlog

Finally, if you go in trouble, check proper access to bitcoin daemon with curl:

curl --trace-time --trace-ascii - --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "getinfo", "params": [] }' --header 'content-type: text/plain;' http://myuser:mypass@