Tonite I tried to make the luci using https,
but indeed not working as in vanilla (native?) openwrt, by install luci-ssl.
Then I tried luci-openssl, and then I lost the GL inet UI page. (finally i reset the router)
Please see if later could try force the https protocol as it’s year 2020 now.
using http means your family/friends/enemies can read your packets between you
and the router.
for luci-ssl one:
I am expert, show me some extra “hardening”…
If you have >=8MB Flash ROM and share your homenetwork with other people, it is good practice to activating https for your LuCi admin web GUI. As this requires some free flash space, https isn’t activated by default in the current version (as otherwise several devices <=4MB could not be supported by OpenWrt any longer). It may be that the maintainer of your device has already activated https in your devices OpenWrt edition by default. In this case you already got this security bonus right away without extra effort. (And note: The SSH admin access is always SSL-encrypted by default)
opkg install luci-ssl
for the openssl one:
2. Providing encryption
Connect to your router via SSH and install the packages.
For devices with limited flash or running v18 (or prior, though you should strongly consider upgrading)
opkg update opkg install luci-ssl-openssl
For routers without significant space constraints running on snapshots/master or v19 or later, it is possible to install using nginx (a commercial-grade web server)
opkg update opkg install luci-ssl-nginx