Basic authentication on Hypernode development plans
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Default username and password
The default credentials for development nodes are:
- Username: dev
- Password: dev
Changing your settings
Change the default username and password as soon as possible. The htpasswd in which the usernames and passwords are defined is located at
This file must exist and a valid username and password must be defined within this file in order to be able to login.
Adding or removing users
Remove users is simply done by editing the file and remove the line where the user is defined in.
To add users, use the command:
htpasswd -c /data/web/nginx/htpasswd-development username
Overriding basic authentication
To override a single ip from using basic authentication, you can whitelist this ip address by adding it to
This way you can easily test API connectivity, do load tests or run magereport on your development node.
As a precaution all google and bing crawlers are blocked to avoid production usage of the node.
To use a node for production, please upgrade your development plan to one of the regular Hypernode plans, the basic authentication will no longer be enforced, bots will no longer be blocked and you can go live with your webshop. You can easily upgrade your plan on the Byte Service Panel.
Ordering Letsencrypt certificates
Ordering Letsencrypt certificates on your development node is possible by issuing a certificate request that will fail the first time.
After the request failed, check your
/var/log/nginx/access.log and retrieve the ip address the Letsencrypt validation robot uses to validate your certificate.
If you add this ip address to the
/data/web/nginx/whitelist-development-exception.conf, the second certificate request will succeed.