Adding a cloud config remotely, unable to open authentication URL

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I'm setting up a rclone configuration remotely on my NAS (via ssh/putty). Everything goes well but I'm eventually asked to open a verification URL that points to
As I'm working remotely and I don't have a GUI on the NAS I can't perform this. I have tried SSH port forwarding in putty and command line browser lynx but with no success.

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.53.3-DEV

  • os/arch: linux/amd64
  • go version: go1.15.9

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)


The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone config

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

There is not config created since I can't go past the

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A log from the command with the -vv flag

root@nas-2022:~# rclone config -vv
2023/02/25 20:41:40 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.53.3-DEV" starting with parameters ["rclone" "config" "-vv"]
2023/02/25 20:41:40 NOTICE: Config file "/root/.config/rclone/rclone.conf" not found - using defaults
No remotes found - make a new one
n) New remote
s) Set configuration password
q) Quit config

hello and welcome to the forum,

if possible, update to latest stable, v1.61.1

and then

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