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Use password-protected URLs for feeds in Google Reader

Many good RSS readers (eg: Google Reader) do not support authenticated feeds. To work around this limitation, FreeMyFeed lets you build a unique URL that can be used to access your feeds without authentication, by proxying with the local server where you installed this software.

No data is stored on the server; the URL contains encrypted credentials, so the server just needs to decrypt them, access the original feed, and serve it back.

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Disabling logs

In your deploy, you should disable your webserver logging of full request paths, otherwise you're basically saving user's passwords on your disk. This is a sample Apache2 configuration to log everything but request paths under /feed

  SetEnvIf Request_URI "^/feed" lognopath
  LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%m /feed/<path hidden> %H\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-agent}i\"" combined-no-path
  ErrorLog "/var/log/apache2/freemyfeed_error.log"
  CustomLog "/var/log/apache2/freemyfeed_access.log" combined-no-path env=lognopath
  CustomLog "/var/log/apache2/freemyfeed_access.log" combined         env=!lognopath

Pay attention to the ErrorLog as well, if you have one.

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