I have my own dashboard on a tablet at home which displays random photos from owncloud. Dashboard has server and client side. Server-side gets all images from selected folders from webdav using xhr request (
PROPFIND method). Client-side asks server for a list of images and embeds
<img> tag with a random link.
As you need to authenticate with webdav on client-side, I used HTTP auth via
user:pass directly in a link:
login:firstname.lastname@example.org/remote.php/webdav/photos/DSC03599.JPG. But as of Chrome 59, this feature was removed and now I get an error
What options do I see now:
- Make an xhr request, get its contents as
data:uriand insert as
srcof the image:
- Create some type of proxy on server side. I will ask it for an image url, it will make a request to owncloud with appropriate HTTP Auth headers and return response to client.
Both ways seem too complicated for me. I want something like:
- This IP has an access to view any image in ownCloud.
- ownCloud generates some token, which I simply add to each image request, like: https://login:email@example.com/remote.php/webdav/photos//DSC03599.JPG?token=xxx