[Ovmsdev] Auto start/init

Greg D. gregd2350 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 05:34:18 HKT 2018

Sounds good.  Fingers crossed that QC can do it; if not, we still have a
reasonable plan.


Michael Balzer wrote:
> Greg,
> this handling is based on the assumption we can have the QC set the initial pass phrase / module password.
> It also protects a power user / developer against forgetting to configure a pass phrase after a full reflash of the module.
> Normal users will update OTA / by SD card, so will not lose the pass phrase once set.
> Let's see if QC can do that. If not, we can fallback to a default password instead.
> Regards,
> Michael
> Am 26.02.2018 um 01:46 schrieb Greg D.:
>> I understand the desire for security, but how does one set the password
>> the first time?  Instead, how about about using a default passkey if the
>> module password is not set?  That keeps the web interface closed to the
>> casual passerby, but allows initial connection to those with the
>> physical module's accompanying documentation.
>> We really ought to be making this easier to configure than the v2
>> module, where it one needed wrestle with SIM cards, accounts, and
>> activation headaches in order use SMS messages.  USB serial consoles are
>> better, but they still aren't all that user friendly.  We have a
>> wonderful web interface; we should be able to use it out of the box.
>> Greg
>> Michael Balzer wrote:
>>> The auto wifi ap mode does a fallback to "OVMS" with the module password if no AP network is configured. It does not start the AP mode if the password is empty.
>>> So in order to enable the AP mode for configuration, it's sufficient to set the module password and leave all auto configs to their defaults.
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