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The daemon looks at the file /auth for doing authentication.

The format of this file is straightforward, each line contains a username:password:level tuple in plaintext.

There should always be a 'localclient' entry for use by the UIs running locally by your user.

Note: If you do not have an auth file in your config folder, first run the daemon to have it created for you.

Deluge 1.2.0 introduces different levels of authentication:

Level Name Level Value
None 0
Read Only 1
Normal 5
Admin 10

Note: In Deluge 1.3.3 authentication levels don't do anything. In the future they will. In git master there is a multiuser option that makes use of authentication levels.

Example of an auth file:


Example of adding a new user under Linux:

echo "username:password:level" >> ~/.config/deluge/auth

From the GtkUI, you will have to add the host with a username and password, if you don't do this, you won't be able to connect to the host or tell if it's online.