Okay, so I don't have much HTML experience, but I recently started working on a project with a group of people that involves regularly manipulating files in a web server. I would like to work on this project when I am at work sometimes, but use of remote connection is discouraged there.
I thought I could write a program that could mimic an ssh environment and allow me to enter commands/see their output and even edit files. I believe this would only give me access to files in the www directory but this is fine.
I would secure the program via .htaccess
what are the flaws with this approach? Is there a better way to get this job done? should I try it at all?
Is it true that .htaccess sends the password via plain text?
if so, what are the other down sides? I don't expect anyone to be sniffing here.