The rclone web-gui struggles from many problems due to the current HTTP authentication system being used for authenticating served from the rclone.
The web-gui depends on this mechanism to authenticate with the rclone server. But according to the Mozilla documentation, this is deprecated. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Authentication#Access_using_credentials_in_the_URL . And hence, causing a lot of problems like multiple login windows.
The alternative can be something a token-based system like the one used in the jupyter notebook (python) authentication here. What we could do, is provide this mechanism for serving GUI files, which should ensure that:
- A user could use a token to log in automatically on the localhost.
- For a remote user, he should be able to use a username and a password to log in.
I have very little experience with the server-side of things and would appreciate it if someone could help me with that. I would take up the task in the GUI side of things.