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Ubuntu Server Cookbook

By : Uday Sawant
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Ubuntu Server Cookbook

By: Uday Sawant

Overview of this book

Ubuntu is one of the most secure operating systems and defines the highest level of security as compared other operating system. Ubuntu server is a popular Linux distribution and the first choice when deploying a Linux server. It can be used with a $35 Raspberry Pi to top-notch, thousand-dollar-per-month cloud hardware. Built with lists that there are 4 million + websites built using Ubuntu. With its easy-to-use package management tools and availability of well-known packages, we can quickly set up our own services such as web servers and database servers using Ubuntu. This book will help you develop the skills required to set up high performance and secure services with open source tools. Starting from user management and an in-depth look at networking, we then move on to cover the installation and management of web servers and database servers, as well as load balancing various services. You will quickly learn to set up your own cloud and minimize costs and efforts with application containers. Next, you will get to grips with setting up a secure real-time communication system. Finally, we’ll explore source code hosting and various collaboration tools. By the end of this book, you will be able to make the most of Ubuntu’s advanced functionalities.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Ubuntu Server Cookbook
About the Author

Enabling API access for remote streaming

A streaming client needs to get the details of the media available on the streaming server. The client needs to authenticate with server access the catalog and list of songs and even request offline access to store media locally. With Ampache, we can use its REST and XML APIs. Through these APIs, clients can communicate with Ampache. You can even write your own client tool using any of the supported APIs.

This recipe covers the setup process for streaming content to remote devices. As of writing this, Ampache allows all users to use all available APIs. We will learn how to modify this setting and configure it to limit access based on user accounts.

Getting ready

Open Ampache in your browser and log in with admin credentials.

How to do it…

We will create a separate user account for remote streaming. From the Ampache homepage, click on the admin icon in the top-left corner and then click on the Add User link from the User Tools section. An add user menu...