Unfortunately, password protected access is still on the to-do list, so we strongly advise against directly port-forwarding brewblox in your router.
There are some alternative approaches to safely access devices on a local network (brewblox) externally.
You can set up a VPN in either your router, or some other computer in your home network. Make it accessible (with password/auth protection) from the internet. Instructions here are very dependent on which VPN application you want to be using.
You can use an SSH tunnel.
- In your router, forward a port to your Pi port 22
- Don’t use port 22 externally, but some high number. I normally pick something in the 8 000 - 20 000 range.
- Make sure you changed the password on the Pi.
https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~xuanluo/sshproxywin.html seems like a decent guide on how to set up and use the tunnel on the client side. It’s based on Putty.