I just heard of Jellyfin yesterday and just installed it. Seems pretty straightforward…ish. I used the quickstart docs here:
I did not do anything with step 4:
- Secure the server with a method of your choice.
- Create an SSL certificate and add it on the Networking page.
- Put your server behind a reverse proxy.
- Only allow local connections and refrain from forwarding any ports.
Based on reading those setting I would think this is only necessary if you wanted to allow access outside the LAN but not sure. Wouldn’t know how to “create” an SSL certificate.
The only error I got on install is that it said the service failed to start. However, on the local host i can open it and completed configuration so I think that was false?
All that being said shouldn’t I be able to type in the server host name or IP at port 8096 and get this identical interface? I don’t…hence this post. It just times out.
Is there an actual operation guide that goes beyond what is in the quick start or am I missing something super simple?
Thanks in advance for the help!