** WARNING: ** This is a tremendous security risk as it allows someone to perform Cross-Site Request Forgery using login information stored in your browser while visiting another site. Use at your own risk!
By default LuCI uses an interstitial login page to pass from the public LinkMeter home page to the authenticated area where configuration changes may be made. Some may prefer restricting access via a "basic realm authentication" username / password popup. You must disable cookies for this to work more than once.
uci add_list lucid.luciweb.exec=root uci commit lucid /etc/init.d/lucid restart
It may be preferred to retain the default interstitial login site but add a secondary site which uses basic realm authentication.
config LuciWebPublisher 'luciwebauth' option name 'LinkMeter Authentication' list virtual '/luci-auth' list exec 'root'
config daemon 'http' list publisher 'luciwebauth' config daemon 'https' list publisher 'luciwebauth'
If you're not getting the basic realm authentication prompt or you get the authentication prompt followed by the interstitial login page, you must delete the LinkMeter site's "sysauth" cookie from your web browser. The sysauth cookie can muck up the logic determining which login method is to be used.