I'm using the open source Motion CCTV/webcam software to allow me to view my camera live over a network. Internally, I can go to my web browser, type in the URL which is something like http://nameofmyubuntuserver:8081.
That will take me to my camera's live feed.
Now I could port forward that to access it remotely, but there's the potential of someone seeing that address by something like analysing packets.
Is there any way to secure that address? I'm running Motion on Ubuntu Server 11.04.
Preferably I'd like to make it go through https as well as prompt for a password. I found this but it seems so complex. Is there an Ubuntu package which can allow me to access that address after authenticating myself and encrypting the connection? It doesn't even have to be Motion-specific. I'm just looking for an easier way to encrypt and authenticate a locally-hosted http site.
Or even better, an Ubuntu package that creates me a new website with authentication and https (preferably something simple, Apache scares me), which then redirects to my local site in a secure manner?