Basic Auth and other Headers on Static Site component

I’ve used Netlify before an a feature that is always very useful is the ability to set up HTTP Headers on a per-route basis with a simple configuration file.

This is crucial for all sorts of configs, and very helpful for the use-case I’ve been chasing all of today to no avail: Basic Authentication

DigitalOcean’s Static Site components don’t seem to offer the capability of doing this. Do they, and have I just not found it? Is my only alternative to use a Web Service resource instead of a Static Site resource, and implement/mantain a server, just to inject headers and use Basic Auth?

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Bobby Iliev
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March 8, 2023
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Hey @kevinchavez,

Indeed this is not available out of the box with the App Platform, what you could do instead is to use a Droplet with Apache and implement the basic auth there:

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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