I am hosting collection of videos, for which I retain the copyright, on a file server that I'd like to share with family and friends. When a user visits my file server via a web browser they are asked to authenticate using HTTP auth and then they are presented with a basic list of the files.
I'd like to build web application that provides a clean interface with simply library functionality. However, this app will be hosted on a different server.
I'm trying to figure out a security model for my file server that doesn't require the user to login to both the file server and the hosting server. I want to make this as easy as possible for my non-tech savvy family while still maintaining security for my files.